Research and analysis

Coal mining data: surface resource areas

Description of the dataset showing extent of coal resources capable of being extracted by surface mining methods.



This document contains metadata about the surface resource areas dataset, which includes:

  • a description of what is contained in the data
  • the purpose of this specific dataset
  • the date the dataset was extracted
  • technical information for geographic information systems

When using the Coal Authority interactive map viewer the metadata will provide further information and context for the chosen dataset.

If you wish to analyse your own data against the dataset the technical metadata will help you understand the format provided for geographic information systems.