Coal mine underground maps
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Audio recording of Shari Lindsay's April 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the atlas she's created featuring the underground workings of coal mines in the Nanaimo area, from Cassidy to Lantzville. A fifth generation Nanaimoite, Lindsay combined her interest in history with her expertise in GIS to produce the "Coal Mine Underground Workings Atlas" in 2004. Lindsay describes how she used data from various sources, including: information from the Ministry of Mines and the City of Nanaimo, fire reports and original company coal mine maps found in the Nanaimo Community Archives, and GPS readings taken during her own field work. Lindsay then used GIS tools to compile the data and create the maps, which feature details about the abandoned mines like spot depths and upper and lower workings.