Digitized Mined Areas 202205


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Publication_Date:202205
Title:
Digitized Mined Areas 202205
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Coal Center, PA
Publisher:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
Coal mining has occurred in Pennsylvania for over a century. This dataset tries to identify the areas of the various coal seams in Pennsylvania that have been extracted by various underground mining techniques. This information can be used for many environmental related issues, including mine land reclamation and determination of needs for Mine Subsidence Insurance. The information in this dataset was gathered from digitizing the area of extracted coal identified on historic and modern underground mine maps. The maps to these coal mines are stored at many various public and private locations (if they still exist at all) throughout the commonwealth, they have been scanned to create a digital archive, and georeferenced to their approximate location for use in a geographic information system (GIS). The dataset is continuously updated as new maps are processed and is not considered “completed”, i.e. just because an area in Pennsylvania is not identified in this dataset as mined, does not mean the area was not mined.  
Purpose:
The purpose of this dataset is to combine location information of coal mines into one place from various sources so that the data can be readily available to environmental professionals.
Supplemental_Information:
This data is intended for use at 1:24,000 or smaller scale.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:202205
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:Monthly
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-80.620713
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-78.197643
North_Bounding_Coordinate:41.305453
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.694012
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:coal mine
Theme_Keyword:anthracite
Theme_Keyword:bituminous
Theme_Keyword:Digitized Mined Areas
Theme_Keyword:coal resources
Theme_Keyword:abandoned mine
Theme_Keyword:active mine
Theme_Keyword:geoscientificinformation
Place:
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Access_Constraints:None
Use_Constraints:
The Originator, Publisher and Distributor exclude any and all implied warranties and make no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided 'as is' and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance. 
	
	These data are not to be redistributed for commercial profit. Reproduction or redistribution of this digital data set without permission of the Originator/Publisher is expressly forbidden. The Originator and Publisher should be clearly cited in any product derived from this data. Any modifications to this data must be described in any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data. 

Any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data should not be of a scale larger than 1:24,000 and the following disclaimer should be added to the product: "The Digitized Mined Areas layer was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The layer was prepared using information considered to be the best historic data available. The Department assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information."
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Contact_Person:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Position:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
DEP- California District Office
Address:
25 Technology Drive
Address:
California Technology Park
City:Coal Center
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:15423
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:724-769-1100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:724-769-1102
Data_Set_Credit:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Several attributes contain details of mine names, operators, status, and other details of mining operations.  These mine names, operators, status, and other details of mining operations change over time and there is NO guarantee that the data listed is the most accurate, recent, and/or complete.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This dataset was created by digitizing georeferenced mine maps of various/unknown accuracy and various/unknown coordinate systems to various base maps, including but not limited to USGS topographic maps and PAMAP aerial photography. Therefore, horizontal accuracy of the polygons representing the digitized mined out area are UNKNOWN.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Contribution:
This dataset was created from digitizing mine maps developed from multiple mine operators, over a time period more than century long.  Credit should be given to the mine operators for developing the original mine maps.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This dataset was created by scanning historic and modern mine maps from various mine map repositories made available to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The digital scanned images of the maps were then georeferenced using ArcGIS to base maps, including but not limited to 7.5 minute USGS topographic maps and PAMAP aerial photography. Next, the digitized mined out areas on the map images were digitized and attributed.
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.000125
Ordinate_Resolution:0.000125
Planar_Distance_Units:meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name:Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis:6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution:1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:DigitizedMinedAreas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:COAL_SEAM
Attribute_Definition:
The coal seam that the mining is occurring on.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OPERATION
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the mine.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OPERATOR
Attribute_Definition:
The mine operator that is operating the mine.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:LASTMINED
Attribute_Definition:
The date the mine was closed or the last date that appeared on the map the feature was digitized from.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:RASTER_CAT
Attribute_Definition:
The raster catalog (if any) the map image is stored in.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:COMMENTSTA
Attribute_Definition:
A comment regarding the operational status of the mine. 
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Abandoned Mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The mine status is “Abandoned”, the operator has abandoned the mine and/or all required reclamation bonds have been released.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Active Mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The mine status is “Active”, the operator is actively removing coal from the mine, and/or the mining permit is still active, and/or some reclamation bonds have not yet been released.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Surface Mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The coal seam in this area was last removed via surface mining methods. 
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Coal Exist, No Record
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This designation is for areas of a coal seam that are confirm to exist, but there is no available record as to whether or not mining occurred in the area. 
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:In Bituminous Region, No Record
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This designation is for areas of a coal seam that are in the Bituminous Coal Fields, as depicted by DCNR’s Map 11, but there is no available record as to whether or not mining occurred in the area. 
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:CDOFILE
Attribute_Definition:
The DEP’s California District Office’s file number for the mine map or the Collection ID designation of the map the mined area was digitized from.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:COLLECTION
Attribute_Definition:
The Collection name the mine map is part of which the mined area was digitized from.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:CREATOR
Attribute_Definition:
The organization that digitized the feature.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SOURCE
Attribute_Definition:
The mine map or map series that the feature was digitized from.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PERMIT_NO
Attribute_Definition:
The permit number assigned to the mine by the DEP.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE_Leng
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Contact_Person:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Position:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
DEP- California District Office
Address:
25 Technology Drive
Address:
California Technology Park
City:Coal Center
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:15423
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:724-769-1100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:724-769-1102
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Not for commercial use or resale. The User shall save the Commonwealth harmless from any suits, claims or actions arising out of the use of the data files or accompanying documentation, or arising out of any defect in the data files or accompanying documentation. The Commonwealth excludes any and all implied warranties and makes no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided AS IS and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance

Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:30.693
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:202205
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Contact_Person:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
DEP- California District Office
Address:
25 Technology Drive
Address:
California Technology Park
City:Coal Center
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:15423
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:724-769-1100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:724-769-1102
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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