New data platform for renaturation projects


The aim of the Lausitzer und Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (LMBV) is the rapid and economic rehabilitation of abandoned opencast mines and processing plants. This is a crucial prerequisite for the subsequent use of these sites for the settlement of industry, commercial and residential areas, for agriculture and forestry, for nature conservation, and for tourism. A large amount of geodata from previous activities is available, which is now to be made available to employees and external users (local authorities, fire brigade, police). A new data platform is therefore needed.


  • Developing a software solution to handle requests more efficiently
  • Creating new possibilities for the use and visual availability of data


  • Developing an integrative data model and a graph database
  • Natural language processing methods for analyzing PDF documents contained in the data
  • Value-adding preparation of data within an application case in the tourism sector (visual representation of hiking, cycling and restricted areas)
  • Expanding to new areas of application


Location: Lausitz

Size: 700 employees

Industry: Lignite restauration


Sebastian Haugk

Fraunhofer IMW