BOND RELEASE INTERACTIVE FORUM 2002 Workshop

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The Digital Image in Mine Reclamation:
An Overview

August 25-30, 2002  Holiday Inn
Bismarck, North Dakota

       
Sunday, August 25 - Ballroom   1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Part I - Introducing GIS, Digital Imagery, and Volumetrics
     Mike Price, Mining and Earth Science Solutions Manager, ESRI.

A half-day workshop for coal mining and reclamation professionals new to GIS, and those wishing to see the new ArcView 8.1 (ArcGIS) software including ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox. The workshop provides an overview of GIS applications in Mining and Earth Sciences. Demonstrations introduce current GIS theory and practice. GIS data sources for coal mine regulators, operators, and reclamation specialists will be explored. This workshop is suited for professionals with minimal GIS experience. (A two-page workshop outline available upon request).

Monday, August 26 - Ballroom   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome and Workshop Objectives
     Joe Galetovic, OSM Western Regional Coordinating Center, and
     David Bickel, ND Public Service Commission, Reclamation Division

Overview of Digital Image Use in Western Mining and Mine Reclamation
(as reflected in this workshop)
     David Bickel

Session 1 - Managing Historical and Traditional Images

Digital Conversion of Conventional Photo and Slide Collections
     Nirander Safaya, ND Public Service Commission, Reclamation Division

Break and Poster Session: Cataloging and Managing Digital Photos and Integrating Them with a Management System for Inspection Reports
     Loretta Reichert, MT Dept. Environmental Quality, Industrial and Energy
                              Minerals Bureau

Electronic Library and Its Services
     Debbie McGinnis, OSM Western Regional Coordinating Center

Managing Digital Images and Integrating Them into a Digital Permitting Workflow and Information Management System
     John Riley, CO Division of Minerals and Geology

Session 2 - Enhancing the Use of Engineering & Scientific Graphics

Where Do Digital Ortho-photos Come From?
     Tom Asbeck, Photo Science, Inc.

Registration of Images for Overlaying, Editing, Raster-Vector Conversion Using AutoDesk’s CAD Overlay
     Gerry Lannoye, Falkirk Mining Company, ND.

Developing Public and Agency World Wide Web Access to Spatial Data and Imagery with a NM Example Utilizing AutoDesk’s Map Guide
     Rick Koehler, NM Dept. of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources, Mining and
                          Minerals Division

GIS and Energy Minerals.
     Mike Price, ESRI

A State Multi-agency Consortium for Developing WWW Accessible GIS Information; a NM Example of One Agency’s Experience
     Rick Koehler

Hardware Aspects of Digital Image Usage – Paired Mining Company and Regulatory Agency Perspectives
     Steve Kahl, NDPSC and G. Lannoye, Falkirk Mining Company, ND

Monday, August 26 - Ballroom   7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Part II - Advanced Modeling, Emphasizing Digital Imagery in GIS Applications
     Mike Price, Mining and Earth Science Solutions Manager, ESRI.

Evening workshop highlights ArcGIS extensions for mine operations and environmental management. Demonstration activities introduce Spatial, Image, and 3D extensions for geologic data visualization and advanced geospatial analysis. Spatial processes, including terrain creation, slope analysis, viewsheds, volumetric calculation, and watershed definition, are introduced. Image analysis procedures including image registration, vector capture and interpolation (heads-up digitizing), and simple reclassifications are demonstrated. (A two-page workshop outline available upon request).

Tuesday, August 27 - Ballroom   8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Session 3 - Images Providing and Enhancing Data

Technologies and Capabilities in Remote-sensing Applications for Mine Reclamation As a Result of Affordable High-resolution Coverages
     Kyle Bohnenstiehl, OSM-TIPS

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Its Application to Vegetation Mapping and Reclamation Monitoring
     Greg Jones, Powder River Coal Co., WY.

Discussion: A vision of the future for digital imagery in mine reclamation? What are the likely paths and costs for getting there?
     Panel: Greg Jones, Kyle Bohnenstiehl, Mike Price, Steve Kahl, Gerry Lannoye,
               and Rick Koehler.

Tuesday, August 27 - Ballroom   7:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Mini-Workshop

Taking a Good Photo: A Demonstration of Handy Tips for Mining and Environmental Photography
     Kelly Krabbenhoft, Coteau Properties Co., ND


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