Increasing the size of the map
When initially loading the map viewer, the toolbar and home panel are displayed for faster access to tools. If you would like to have a larger map area to view, you can use the two buttons highlighted in the picture to hide the toolbar/task panel. These same buttons can be used to show the toolbar/task panel when they are hidden.
The AER Coal Mine Map Viewer is a web-based application designed to let you browse the AER coal mine map data repository. All you need to use the AER Coal Mine Map Viewer is an Internet browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox).
The symbols used with the AER Coal Mine Map Viewer are standard to the AER.
Note that the AER Coal Mine Map Viewer is not designed for complex analysis.
The AER Coal Mine Map Viewer is an ArcGIS Server GIS application, customized to provide you with easy access to Coal Mine data and map navigation tools. The basic components of the AER Coal Mine Map Viewer are shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Components of AER Coal Mine Map Viewer
The toggle tool bar allows you to shrink/expand the tool bar to give you a larger working area when needed.
The tool bar contains a set of tools that let you quickly move around your map, and see detailed information about map features.
Select an area on the map using one of the tools below. Your report will be created once your selection is complete.
If no tool is currently selected, clicking on the map will bring up a tooltip containing coal mine information about the area selected. Clicking in another area will remove the previous tooltip, and add a new one at the location most recently selected.
This button will attempt to find your current location, and display it on the map. If successful it will zoom into the area you are located, and highlight the area. Depending on the settings of your browser, you may get a window pop up at the bottom of your screen. In order for this tool to work, you must click allow.
Zoom In/Zoom Out
Clicking the button will zoom in (decrease the map scale), while clicking the button will zoom out (increase the map scale).
The bookmark tool allows you to save a snapshot of your current map settings. To do this, select the “Bookmark Current Extent” option, and you will be prompted to enter a name. You are also able to load previously saved map extents, by selecting the desired choice. To remove a saved map extent, you can click the next to the name.
The Map Contents Panel displays the map services available for display. The check box next to the layer name indicates whether it is turned on or off. Clicking this check box will toggle the layer on/off. Some layers will not be visible at all zoom levels, indicated by the name being greyed out. In order to see these layers, you may need to zoom in or out. When the layer name is no longer grey, it will be visible. Pressing the Show Legend button will display the Map Legend.
The Map Legend Panel displays the symbology, or the legend, associated with the map services displayed in the map window. Pressing the Show Layer List button will hide the legend.
The area of interest task allows you to zoom in the map to the area you specify. You can use Township, Section, Quarter Section, LSD, and Meridian to specify the area, where the values with a * are required. Choose a point for the top left corner of the map, and a point for the bottom right corner of the map, and finally, click the ‘Search’ button. Click on “Clear” button to reset the selection. Click on “Cancel” button to exit the tool. After clicking the ‘Search’ button, the map will be zoomed to your area of interest. If only one corner is entered, the map will centre on that Township/Range/Meridian.
You can locate a Coal Mine and zoom to it quickly by using the Locate Coal Mine task.
The following are the steps to use this tool:
1. Click on the Locate Coal Min link from the Quick Search Tasks area; “Locate Coal Mine” will show in a new tab on the map content window.
2. Enter a Coal Mine number. An autocomplete drop down list will show as you type the number. You can then select a coal mine from the drop down list.
3. Press Find button.
The results will be displayed in the Results Grid and the map display will automatically zoom to the Coal Mine. The selected mine will be highlighted in red colour.
Use this task to create a PDF file containing a listing of coal mine information.
Use this task to create a Microsoft Excel file containing a listing of coal mine information.
The search bar feature allows you to search the map on a number of parameters.
When using the search bar, it is important to only search by one condition at a time. For example, only search by name OR by owner, searching by both will result in no results.
When searching by UWI, it is important to include leading 0’s in the identifier, but it is not necessary to include the whole UWI in a search.
After executing a tool – whether using a Task in the Task Panel, or a tool from the tool bat – the results are displayed in the Results Grid below the Map Window (not shown in Figure 1). Results are separated into different tabs based on what layer they belong to. Selecting a result will zoom in the map into the selected area, and highlight the feature.
By clicking the show in list button, the results grid will change to the list view. Clicking the button again will return to the results grid format.
This application uses HTML5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5) for structuring and presenting AER geospatial data for the latest standard Internet browsers. AER has tested compatibility with the most current stable releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer v11, Google Chrome v34 and Mozilla v30. Other browsers may be used (including on Tablet and Smartphone platforms), but AER cannot guarantee that all features will work as expected.
For technical support, please contact the Customer Contact Centre at:
Phone: 403-297-8311 option '0'
Coal was first excavated in
Energy Resource Conservation Board (AER) first published the Coal Mine Atlas in 1985 to serve primarily as a guide for identifying the areas in the province where mining has occurred. More detailed information (i.e.: microfiche) can be obtained from actual mine plans, some of which may be directed to Information Services by email at email@example.com or telephone at 403-297-8311, option 0. The publication of this atlas updates the fourth edition (2001-45), the third edition (94-45), the second edition (88-45), and the 1992 supplement (93-45A).
For various reasons, some coal mines and exploratory excavations were not assigned mine numbers. These mines are identified in the atlas by a prefix of four zeros followed by either a subsequent number or a contraction of the owner's name or mine location (e.g., "0000ARM" represents a mine operated by F. C. Armstrong).
In special circumstances, extenders have been added to some mine numbers and are confined to this publication. In a case where one owner mined coal in various locations and retained the same mine number, a suffix "/1", "/2", etc., has been used (e.g., 1603, 1603/1, 1603/2). When unrelated mining operations were given the same mine number, a suffix such as "/A" or "/B" has been added (e.g., 1137, 1137/A, 1137/B). Mine numbers containing the suffix "/E" are designated as experimental and/or exploratory excavations, such as test pits or adits (e.g., 1786/01/E, 1806/E/01).
Several shale mines and base metal prospects were also assigned coal mine numbers. These mines are identified in the table Operating and Abandoned Mines in the Remarks column.