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Use of imagery and GIS for humanitarian demining management
Author(s): Jack Gentile; Glen C. Gustafson; Mary Kimsey; Helmut Kraenzle; James Wilson; Stephen Wright
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Paper Abstract

In the Fall of 1996, the Center for Geographic Information Science at James Madison University became involved in a project for the Department of Defense evaluating the data needs and data management systems for humanitarian demining in the Third World. In particular, the effort focused on the information needs of demining in Cambodia and in Bosnia. In the first phase of the project one team attempted to identify all sources of unclassified country data, image data and map data. Parallel with this, another group collected information and evaluations on most of the commercial off-the-shelf computer software packages for the management of such geographic information. The result was a design for the kinds of data and the kinds of systems necessary to establish and maintain such a database as a humanitarian demining management tool. The second phase of the work involved acquiring the recommended data and systems, integrating the two, and producing a demonstration of the system. In general, the configuration involves ruggedized portable computers for field use with a greatly simplified graphical user interface, supported by a more capable central facility based on Pentium workstations and appropriate technical expertise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3128, Airborne Reconnaissance XXI, (21 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283928
Show Author Affiliations
Jack Gentile, James Madison Univ. (United States)
Glen C. Gustafson, James Madison Univ. (United States)
Mary Kimsey, James Madison Univ. (United States)
Helmut Kraenzle, James Madison Univ. (United States)
James Wilson, James Madison Univ. (United States)
Stephen Wright, James Madison Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3128:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXI
Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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