Mapping of an old mine site for heritage purposes

Gibson, John Martin (2004) Mapping of an old mine site for heritage purposes. [USQ Project]


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This research investigated combining the use of modern surveying techniques
and the Internet for the documentation of the historically significant
information contained within an industrial heritage site. A cost-effective and
economical procedure has been developed for the capture of the data in the
field and the presentation of this data in a web site.
The industrial heritage sites of Australia contain a vast resource of historical
information. These sites are perhaps the most difficult reminders of our past to
deal with in terms of conservation and preservation. The industrial sites under
the greatest threat are abandoned mine sites. These abandoned mines often
pertain directly to the past development and growth of many regional areas,
thereby providing an important link to the pioneering men and women of the
By using the abandoned Silverspur mine near Texas, this project has
researched the application of surveying and the Internet in the collection and
documentation of the historical data associated with such a site. The project
has found that the application of this technology for these purposes is possible,
and could be employed by a mining company or relevant heritage committee.
The compilation and presentation of this data before it is lost will provide the
public with a valuable insight into Australia's past.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial heritage sites, Silverspur Mine, mapping, surveying, website development
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090901 Cartography
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401302 Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401301 Cartography and digital mapping

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