Mine Information Database System - Help

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Using the Search Feature

The search feature gives the user a set of tools that will allow for advanced querying. Users are able to query the database by county, mine name, company name, quadrangle, coal seam, year, and permit number. Users can also query by corner notes or by a bounding rectangle. For counties and coal seams, the user can select multiple entries by holding down the <ctrl> key. In fields such as county, users can begin typing the county name to navigate directly without the need to scroll. In most cases, leaving the field blank will omit it from the query. All fields are optional. Most of the features are self explanatory but a few are described below.

Using the Query Results

The results page gives multiple types of information relating to the query. It returns the number of documents found, along with the number of mines contained on the documents.

Above the table heading are options to view printable lists, download the query results in CSV format, and also an option to download a list of documents found in the query.

The query table contains Document ID, Mine Name, Company Name, Bed, Corner Notes, and County. Clicking on the headings will sort the table by that field. Users can click on any information found in the query results to view the individual record or to query for addition documents that contain a given mine.

*Please note that query results can not exceed 5000 records. If your query results are over 5000 records, you will need to further refine the query to narrow down the results.

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