GIS for Humanitarian Mine Action
Land mines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war (ERW) impact civilians in more than 80 countries around the world. GIS maps are a critical tool used to disseminate information and implement and manage mine action operations in the field. This course teaches the fundamental concepts you need to know in order to create GIS maps that support land-release efforts. You will learn techniques to ensure your maps are accurate, reliable, and easy to understand by their intended users.
Who Should Attend
Individuals who are involved with humanitarian mine action and need to work with GIS maps in the field.
Learn How To
- Understand and manage different types of data used to create a GIS map.
- Query map layers to locate and obtain information about features of interest.
- Modify remotely sensed data and imagery to enhance visual interpretation.
- Assign meaningful and easy to read symbols to map features.
- Design an informative GIS map product that meets the needs of its intended audience.
- Create GIS maps that enable users to accurately locate and measure features on the earth's surface.
- Create reliable digital geospatial data from a variety of sources.
- Analyze GIS map layers to identify features and zones that are within the area of influence of hazards such as unexploded ordnance and land mines.