MOL 2.0 Help & Instructions

Table Of Contents

Data Info
Abbreviations
Abstract/Purpose
Layout & Tools
Map Navigation
Built-in Find Options
Manual Find
Built-in Bookmark Map Capability
Search Mines Statewide
Search Mines by Drawn Polygon
Search Mines Results File Column Explanation
Mobile Page
Appendix I: Zoom Slider Scale & Range
Browser and Device Compatibility
Disclaimer
Feedback/Contact


MOL Data Info

Data Info


Abbreviations

DOC - California Department of Conservation
OMR - Office of Mine Reclamation
MOL - Mines On Line
ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute - A company that provides GIS/Mapping software and spatial data/services.


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Abstract/Purpose

Senate Bill 110 requires OMR to provide reported mine information to the public. MOL is an interactive Web map designed with geographic information system (GIS) features that provide information such as the mine name, mine status, commodity sold, location and other mine specific data.

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Layout & Tools

MOL Status Menu
Status Menu
A status menu displays results of a status check of all spatial services used in MOL. A status check is performed when MOL is loaded.
Three status check results:
Service Check Menu Description
Status Menu - All Services Online
  • All Services Online: When the application detects all spatial services are online and loaded as services, the Status Menu lists two main services and two minor services that are online. The Status Menu will inform users that all spatial services are online and will be closed automatically after a few seconds.
  • Service Offline: In the event a service goes offline, the Status Menu will indicate which service is offline. A main service offline will make the application inaccessible since the application is not usable in this form. A reload button will appear to try reloading the application again. If nothing works then the application may be down for a period of time and you may need to check back at a later time.


MOL Layout
MOL Layout Diagram
  1. California Department of Conservation Web Mapping Logo
  2. Info Links and Position Info
  3. Menu Bar
  4. Map Area

1. California Department of Conservation Web Mapping Logo
Logo
DOC Logo image
The logo has a link to the Department of Conservation Home Page.



2. Info Links and Position Info
MOL Application Info Links and Position Info Diagram
Info Links
Info Links image
The info links provide information about accessibility policy (page outside of application) as well as links to open windows with helpful information inside the application.
Position Information
Position Information Example image
The position information shows the latitude and longitude of the mouse cursor. For a tablet, it will show the position where the map was last tapped on.
The latitude and longitude is in WGS84. Find out more information about the data behind the application here: Data Information




3. Menu Bar
 MOL Application Menu Bar Diagram
Details
Details Sidebar image
The Details button opens the sidebar with additional information such as legend and bookmarks.
Layers (Map Layers)
Map Layers Menu image
The Layers button opens a menu of map layers that are available. Options to select/deselect will become available at the level where each layer is visible. Note: Mine is visible at all levels, and city is visible at level 4 (1:580,000). The check icon shows if the service the layer is coming from is up and working.
More information about the layers can be found on the Data Information page.

Basemap
Basemap Menu image
The Basemap button opens a menu that allows users to change the basemap. These basemaps are spatial services provided by ESRI. To learn detailed information about these basemaps, visit the Data Information page.

Note: Because the lowest level of the "Terrain with Labels" and "Oceans" basemaps is level 7, the map will automatically switch to the "Streets" basemap if either of these two basemaps are selected passed level 7.

Home
Home button image
The Home button brings the application back to the full extent of California - the view users see when the application first starts.
Find
Find Menu image
Four different Find Searches:
  1. Find My Location
  2. Find By Address
  3. Find By Lat / Long
  4. Find By Mine ID
  5. Find By Mine Name


WFS Data Link
WFS Data Link image

Dialog Box - Direct Link To Web Services image
The WFS Data Link button opens the Dialog Box with MOL GIS Web Service Link informational window.

Note: All windows close inside the application when using the ESC key on the keyboard.



4. Map Area
Map Area Diagram
Map Navigation
Map navigation includes both mouse and keyboard interactions.
Map navigation using mouse: Map navigation using keyboard: Zoom Slider
Zoom Slider Diagram
Zoom Slider is used to zoom in/out and to indicate the current map level.
The blue bar indicates mines are visible at all levels.
For more range and scale information, go to Appendix I: Zoom Slider Scale & Range.


Overview Map
(Opened Overview Map - Default)
Overview Map Diagram Opened

(Closed Overview Map)
Overview Map Diagram Closed
The Overview Map uses the same background image as the basemap, and mines will begin to appear when the Overview Map has a scale of 1:1,155,000 or larger. The green rectangle represents the map extent of the Map Area. You can click and drag the green rectangle to move the main map to a location of interest.

Opening and closing the basemap: Click on the arrow in the top right corner of the Overview Map to control the Overview Map being open or close. The Overview Map is open by default. (See the images to the left for an example of the two different states.)



Map Scalebar
Map Scalebar Diagram
A map element is used to graphically represent the scale of the map defined as the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground. The map scalebar will change dynamically based on the map extent, the map scale, and the latitude.
For projection information and a known issue when using the scale bar, read Additional Information.


Copyright Notice and Links
Map Copyright Notice and Links Diagram
The Copyright Notice and Links area shows the copyright of the map and offers links to important information regarding the Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy.


Department of Conservation Division Logo
Map Logo Diagram
The logo provides a link to the About Window with information about the Web Map and a link to the division home page.



Mine Popup InfoWindow
Mine Popup Info Window Diagram *User needs to zoom in to level 3 or greater to use this functionality
  • Mine ID - The unique Mine ID of the selected mine
  • Bookmark Icon Button - Clicking on this button will create a bookmark with the current extent and the entry will show up on the side panel in the bookmark list.
  • Mine Name - The mine name given by the mine operator
  • Mine Status - Active or Inactive (Active shows up in green and Inactive shows up in red)
  • Primary Commodity - Primary commodity
  • Other Commodity - Other or secondary commodities
  • Mine Operator - The mine operator
  • Mine Owner - The mine owner
  • Lead Agency - Lead Agency name
  • Type of Mining - Type of mining utilized by mine
  • Annual Report Year for Supplied Information - Year of the operator supplied annual report ReportType Type of report submitted by operator
  • Disturbed Acres - Number of acres disturbed by the mine (as reported by mine operator)
  • Reclamation Status - Status of mine reclamation (as submitted by mine operator)
  • Mine Operator - Name of mine operator
  • Use Permit Number - Conditional use permit identification number issued by the Lead Agency
  • Permitted Acres - Number of acres permitted for mining disturbance issued by the Lead Agency
  • Financial Assurance Mechanism Total - Financial Assurance Mechanism Total ($)
  • Financial Assurance Cost Estimate - Financial Assurance Cost Estimate ($)
  • Location - Point location of the mine in latitude and longitude (WGS84) provided by the mine operator
Note: On the map, a selected mine will have a cyan-colored symbol and a black color border as shown in the diagram.


Built-in Find Options

Note: To access these find options, use the Find Button on the Menu Bar for each option.

Option 1: Find My Location
 
  1. Click Find My Location Menu Item
  • Find My Location uses HTML5 with Geolocation and is supported on Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
  • Note: Geolocation is much more accurate for devices with GPS, like iPad.
Note: Geolocation is much more accurate for devices with GPS, like iPad.


Option 2: Find By Address
Find By Address Window Diagram
  1. Click Find By Address Menu Item
  2. Key in address information - street, city, and ZIP code.
  3. Hit Enter key or click Find
Note 1: A city or a ZIP code is required in order to geocode, and the result is limited to one location and is limited to inside of California. Also, the locator has its limitations, so not all address can be geocoded.
Note 2: MOL uses ESRI address locator to geocode addresses. For more information on the locator, visit North American Address Locator.
Option 3: Find By Lat / Lng
Find By Latitude and Longitude Window Diagram
  1. Click Find By Lat / Lng Menu Item
  2. Key in both Latitude and Longitude in input boxes
  3. Hit Enter key or click Find
  • Find By Lat / Lng is in WGS84, but it is designed to find the nearest mine by the native Latitude and Longitude stored in the data.
Note: The ranges of both Latitude and Longitude are limited to the extent of California.
(That is roughly, 32.0 < Latitude < 42.5 and -125.0 < Longitude < -113.5).
Also, the negative and positive signs are not needed when entering latitude and longitude. MOL assumes signs appropriate to California.


Option 4: Find By Mine ID
Find By Mine ID Window Diagram
  1. Click Find By Mine ID Menu Item
  2. Key in a mine's ID number in input box
  3. Hit Enter key or click Find
Note: It is not required to enter the first two digits of the mine ID since all mines start with 91.
Also, dashes are optional.
Option 5: Find By Mine Name
Find By Mine Name Window Diagram
  1. Click Find By Mine Name Menu Item
  2. Key in a mine's name number in input box
  3. Hit Enter key or click Find

Manual Find

Navigate the map to a location in California; Mines are visible at all levels.
When you find the mine(s): Click on a mine in the Map Area to look up information of an individual mine. Click on the bookmark icon button to add the mine to a list of bookmarks to access later. Note: The bookmark holds the extent of the current view so make sure you bookmark the mine in a position on the map you want.

* Level 9 is at the top of the Zoom Slider. See Appendix I for more information on the level of the Zoom Slider and the scale it represents.
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Built-in Bookmark Map Capability

Note: To access the Bookmark, use the Details Button on the Menu Bar to create a bookmark.

Bookmarks
Bookmark Map Diagram
  • Option 1: Bookmark from Details side panel
    • Open the Details side panel.
    • Use a Bookmark: Click on the name.
    • Add a Bookmark: Click on "Add Bookmark" and enter a name for the bookmark. The bookmark will be of the current extent of the view in the map.
    • Edit a Bookmark name: Click on the pencil icon and edit the name of the bookmark.
    • Delete a Bookmark: Click on the "X" icon and the bookmark is instantly deleted.

  • Option 2: Bookmark from Mine InfoWindow (See Mine InfoWindow for a diagram.)
    • Click the Add Bookmark Icon on the Mine InfoWindow.
    • A bookmark is added to the Bookmarks list with the mine ID and the Details side panel opens if not already open.

Note: Browsers that support local storage will store the bookmarks to the local computer. Browsers that do not support local storage will attempt to save a cookie. These methods allow the saving of the bookmarks so you can continue to use them even if you close the browser. If you use a different browser or you clear out your local storage/cookies then you will lose your bookmarks.
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Select Mines by Search Criteria

Note: The menu bar displays on the right hand navigation menu.

Select the following Mines List Search Criteria at Full Extent, it returns a zip file that contains the search result in a CSV file and disclaimer text file
Search Criteria
User selects Mine Status under mine status drop down box. User selects Primary Commodity under Primary Commodity drop down box. User selects a Lead Agency drop down box. Then, user clicks Find Mines button to get a list of mines with your search criteria. Selected mines are zoom in and highlighted on the map. Mines search results window will be pop-ups for viewing. Download Search Results button will be displayed for user to download the zip file that has Disclaimer text file and mine details file in CSV format.(CSV file can be open with Microsoft Excel program). *Pop-ups window must be allowed on the browser to use this functionality. Download button will disappear after 110 seconds after loading.
Download Zipfile
Download Zip file window

Download Zipfile
Pop-up search result window
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Select Mines by Drawn Polygon and Search Criteria

Note: The menu bar displays on the right hand navigation menu.

Within your Drawn Polygon, Select the following Mines List Search Criteria, it returns a zip file that contains the search result in a CSV file and disclaimer text file.
Search Polygon Criteria
User clicks Draw Polygon button to draw the desired polygon on the map. User can click or tap the map to drawn polygon lines and double tap to complete the drawing. (It must be less than 10000 sq miles for processing) Then, user selects Mine Status under mine status drop down box. User selects Primary Commodity under Primary Commodity drop down box. User selects a Lead Agency drop down box. Then, user clicks Find Mines button to get a list of mines with your search criteria.
Selected mines are highlighted on the map with red circle and blue outline.
Mines search results window will be pop-ups for viewing. Download Search Results button will be displayed for user to download the zip file that has Disclaimer text file and mine details file in CSV format(CSV file can be open with Microsoft Excel program). *Pop-ups window must be allowed on the browser to use this functionality. Download button will disappear after 110 seconds after loading.
Download Zipfile
Download Zip file window

Download Zipfile
Pop-up search result window

User clicks search mines button to search mines statewide with no drawn polygon.

User clicks the following button would clear the selections on the map.
CSV File column explanation:
MOL Fields Field Definition
Mine_ID Dept. of Conservation identification number for a mine
MineName Name of mining operation
Address Address of mining operation
Latitude Latitude of mining operation
Longitude Longitude of mining operation
LAS_CODE Lead Agency identification code
LAS_Name Lead Agency name
ReportYear Year of the operator supplied annual report
ReportType Type of report submitted by operator
Acres_Dist Number of acres disturbed by the mine (as reported by mine operator)
MineStatus Status of mining operation (as submitted by mine operator)
Rec_Status Status of mine reclamation (as submitted by mine operator)
Operator Name of mine operator
Opt_Street Street address of mine operator
Opt_City City of mine operator
Opt_State State of mine operator
Opt_Zip Zip code of mine operator
OptCountry Country of mine operator
Owner Name of mine owner
Owr_Street Street address of mine owner
Owr_City City of mine owner
Owr_State State of mine owner
Owr_Zip Zip code of mine owner
OwrCountry Country of mine owner
RP_Number Reclamation plan identification number issued by the Lead Agency
PriProduct Primary product produced by the mine
Other_Prod Other products produced by the mine
Opt_Type Type of mining utilized by mine
Permit_Num Conditional use permit identification number issued by the Lead Agency
PermitAcre Number of acres permitted for mining disturbance issued by the Lead Agency
Mech_Total Total amount of funds posted by the mine for reclamation
FaceAmount Financial Assurance Cost Estimate for reclamation calculated by the Lead Agency
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Mobile Page


User uses a mobile device to view the MOL site.
*The mobile site has only been tested using an IPAD2 device. Other mobile devices have not been tested using the application and may not have full functionality.
*An HTML 5 browser and share location permission must be enabled for full functionality.

Mobile Layout
The Home button will refresh the application.

Search has the following menu items: Current Location/Address/Latitude/Longitude, Search by Mine ID, Mine Name, Search by Mine Status, Primary Commodity and Lead Agency.


Search Current Location - User clicks Current Location button, the popup window closes and zoom in to current location on the map. *HTML 5 browser and Share Location Permission must be allowed for this functionality.
Search Address - User enters street address and city in California, then clicks Search Address button, the popup window closes and zoom in to the address on the map. * Uses state geocoder which is capable of searching urban and rural addresses in CA only.
Search Lat/Long - User enters Latitude and Longitude info, then clicks Search Lat/Long button, the popup window closes and zoom in to the location on the map.




Search by Mine ID - User enters Mine ID in the following format, for example, 91-42-0026, then clicks Search by Mine ID button, the popup window closes and zoom in to the mine on the map with mine details popup widnow opens.
Search by Mine Name - User enters mine name, then clicks Search by Mine Name button, the popup window closes and zoom in to the mine on the map with mine details popup window opens.


Search Mines by Mine Status, Primary Commodity and Lead Agency
User selects Mine Status under mine status drop down box. User selects Primary Commodity under Primary Commodity drop down box. User selects a Lead Agency drop down box. Then, user clicks Find Mines button to get a list of mines with your search criteria. Selected mines are highlighted on the map. Mines search results window will be pop-ups for viewing. Download Zip file button/screen will be displayed for user to download the zip file that has Disclaimer text file and mine details file in CSV format.(CSV file can be open with Microsoft Excel program). Zip file will be deleted from the server and will not be available for download after 110 seconds. Depending on the device, user may need to download specific applications to open, store or view the zip file. (DOC does not provide technical support for installations and usage of third party application).


User clicks Go to Map button to go back to the map.

Polygon - Search Mines by Drawn Polygon and Search Criteria


User clicks Polygon button to open the search pop up. Then, user selects Mine Status under mine status drop down box. User selects Primary Commodity under Primary Commodity drop down box. User selects a Lead Agency drop down box. Then, user clicks Draw Polygon on Map button to go to the map. User taps the map to draw polygon lines and double tap to complete the drawing. (It must be less than 10000 sq miles for processing) Selected mines are highlighted on the map. Mines search results window will be pop-up for viewing. Download Zip file button will be displayed for user to download the zip file that has Disclaimer text file and mine details file in CSV format(CSV file can be open with Microsoft Excel program). Zip file will be deleted from the server and will not be available for download after 110 seconds. Depending on the device, user may need to download specific applications to open, store or view the zip file. (DOC does not provide technical support for installations and usage of third party application).
Users click Cancel and go to Map button to back to the map.


Settings
Legend - Provide Legend Information.
Add/Remove layers - Select or unselect layers by checkboxes with City, County, Mines, Lead Agency.
Basemaps - Change ESRI basemaps.
WFS Link - Provide WFS link to users.
Discliamer - Provide disclaimers information to users.


User can tap on the mine symbol to open the information popup window for mine details.
Selected mines is highlighted in blue. Use the Red X button to close the popup window.
*Bookmark is not available for the mobile version.
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Appendix I: Zoom Slider Range & Scale

Level ID Scale Zoom Slider Diagram
9 ~1:18,000
8 ~1:36,000
7 ~1:72,000
6 ~1:140,000
5 ~1:290,000
4 ~1:580,000
3 ~1:1,155,000
2 ~1:2,300,000
1 ~1:4,600,000
0 ~1:9,200,000
Footnote: Mines are visible on the map at all levels.
For detailed information on ESRI's basemaps used in MOL, visit the Data Information page and click on the links for the ESRI basemaps.


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Browser and Device Compatibility

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Additional Information

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Disclaimer

The information displayed on this website has been submitted by mine operators. The Office of Mine Reclamation presents this data as reported but does not guarantee its validity. For additional information regarding this data please contact the Office of Mine Reclamation at OMR@Conservation.ca.gov.
[Please use this link concerning the "Conditions of Use" and "Limitations of Liability": Conditions of Use]

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Feedback/Contact Info

omr@conservation.ca.gov


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