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Author Sébastien Delhay; Mahamadou Idrissa; Vinciane Lacroix
Title PARADIS: GIS tools for humanitarian demining Type Conference Article
Year 2005 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM 2005 – 2nd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2005
Volume Issue Pages 213-219
Keywords Bombs (ordnance); Geographic information systems; Information systems; Remote sensing; Agricultural fields; Contaminated areas; Humanitarian demining; Landmine; Paradis; Socio-economic impacts; Unexploded ordnance; Uxo; Satellite imagery
Abstract Landmines and UXO (UneXploded Ordnance1) represent a constant and long-lasting threat to the life of millions of individuals. Moreover, these weapons have a strong socio-economic impact on contaminated countries as they involve serious effects as the loss of agricultural fields or access to water. Demining is a critical issue since contaminated areas are large and their clearance often requires investing much time and money into it. It is then fundamental to manage demining activities in an efficient manner. PARADIS 2 is a tool dedicated to Mine Action and helps demining campaigns planners take rational decisions. It fits the needs of all campaign actors, as it is based on the tasks assigned to both the campaign planner and the field operator. The tool is built upon GIS technology and uses satellite imagery as a substitute for background maps, in order to represent all data involved in demining in their most explicit form: a map.
Address Signal And Image Center (SIC), Royal Military Academy (RMA), 30, avenue de la Renaissance, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Publisher Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium Place of Publication Brussels Editor B. Van de Walle, B. Carle
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9076971099 Medium
Track (up) GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Expedition Conference 2nd International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 441
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