Informacja przestrzenna bazy MIDAS – gromadzenie, udostępnianie i obszary zastosowań

Joanna Fabiańczyk, Marta Hodbod, Michał Woroszkiewicz


The spatial information of the MIDAS database – the collecting, sharing and the areas of application.
A b s t r a c t. Fulfilling the role of the state geological survey (SGS), the PGI-NRI collects and processes information on the documented raw materials deposits, mining areas, and mining counties. The information sources include geological documentations of raw materials deposits and documents of mining areas and mining counties sent to the PGI-NRI by the concession authorities. The information is made available for wide public through the web services and applications. The data is available mainly on the website of the System of management and protection of mineral resources in Poland MIDAS. The system is the base for preparing the annual publication “The balance of mineral resources deposits in Poland”. Particularly noteworthy is the spatial information published up to date in the ready-map compositions (MIDAS map compositions, Geology map portal, GeoLOG mobile application), by the web services (WMS, WFS) and in the vector form in the popular shape file format. The article presents also the possibilities of further using, processing and analyzing of data. Moreover, the importance of such data for the implementation of public administration tasks, i.e. in the land-use planning process, raw materials policy on the country level, and as the support for other decision-making processes, is also discussed. The article also stresses the importance of the information resource as a valuable data source for investors, higher educational institutions, or scientific and research institutes.

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