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Effect of coal mining on regional ecological footprint based on GIS
Author(s): Qiu-ji Chen; Yun-feng Kong; Hong-bo Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Coal mining has brought a plenty of benefit and matter for human kind, and greatly improved the development of economy and society. At the same time, however, it has also lead to the environment damage, which has affected the regional sustainable development. In this paper, we take the Luxi Coal Mine, Shandong Province as an example, based on the GIS, to study the effect on the sustainable development due to coal mining with the theory of ecological footprint. The research result show that coal mining inevitably affects the ecological footprint of coal mining area. In order to minimize the ecological deficit, measures shall be taken during coal mining period to reduce the environment damage by coal mining, adopting new reclamation method to protect the ecological producing land and avoiding cultivated land degraded.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6418, Geoinformatics 2006: GNSS and Integrated Geospatial Applications, 64181F (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.712960
Show Author Affiliations
Qiu-ji Chen, Henan Univ. (China)
Henan Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Yun-feng Kong, Henan Univ. (China)
Hong-bo Zhang, China Univ. of Mining and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6418:
Geoinformatics 2006: GNSS and Integrated Geospatial Applications
Deren Li; Linyuan Xia, Editor(s)

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