[HOT] mapping mines

Anders Pedersen apedersen at resourcegovernance.org
Wed Feb 21 19:35:44 UTC 2018

Hi Joost, Russell, all,

At Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) we track, collect and structure data on mining contracts (resourcecontracts.org) and projects (resourceprojects.org). We are also interested in improving the public domain access to accurate lat/longs on mines (happy to discuss further) and would also be interested in providing input on OSM tagging if useful.

In the meantime one relatively rich public domain dataset on mine locations in Africa is this from the World Bank: https://energydata.info/dataset/africa-powermining-projects-database


From: joost schouppe [mailto:joost.schouppe at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:41 AM
To: Russell Deffner <russell.deffner at hotosm.org>
Cc: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [HOT] mapping mines

Sorry for that lack of clarity! They are working on the impacts of industrial scale (usually foreign owned) resource mining on local communities.
The basic tagging is there, but tags like tailings (apparently that's a word especially meant for mine waste) are undocumented and we had a hard time finding a proper tag for end of cycle operations (we used a lifecycle prefix for now, but that doesn't seem entirely fitting)

Op 21 feb. 2018 3:02 a.m. schreef <russell.deffner at hotosm.org<mailto:russell.deffner at hotosm.org>>:
Hi Joost,

Do you mean mines, like landmines, or mining for gold kind of mine?  I know CartONG where doing de-mining (landmine kind) Mapswipe projects if that’s the kind you’re talking.  Don’t know of anyone mapping mining operations for resources kind of mining.


From: joost schouppe [mailto:joost.schouppe at gmail.com<mailto:joost.schouppe at gmail.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:41 AM
To: HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org<mailto:hot at openstreetmap.org>>
Subject: [HOT] mapping mines


I was just in contact with an organisation that might be interested in mapping mines in the South in OSM, particularly in conflict areas. Are there any exisiting efforts I should be aware of?
We were a bit frustrated by the lack of depth of the (documented) tagging, it would be interesting to get some experts on the subject to look at how we can improve this.

Joost Schouppe
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