The Turkish Hard Coal Authority created a 3D model of the mining basin in
Zonguldak, Turkey, including both geospatial location and database information
for mining assets such as coal formations, boreholes, and surface buildings. The
procedure integrated GIS data with an Oracle database and incorporated about
1, 200 mining production maps as well as raster images and orthophotos.
The Turkish Hard Coal Authority used MicroStation to implement CAD and
GIS functionality on one platform. Project Wise allowed five business units
in different locations to collaborate, share files, and keep track of the latest
data. This resulted in better communication among departments, fewer official
information requests, and faster response time to requests. The user-friendly
interface to the GIS system provided easy, authorized access to the asset data.
ProSteel has provided PDC with the technology and a leading edge in the ability to
provide intelligent BIM solutions to our client, providing greater accuracy and efficiency of
information to the benefit of all project stakeholders throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Martyn Weir, PDC Consultants
2010 Be Inspired Award Winner
Innovation in Mining and Metals