Esri, GICHD partner to aid removal of land mines

Esri, GICHD partner to aid removal of land mines

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GICHD director Stefano Toscano and Esri president Jack Dangermond signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) strengthening the organizations' partnership to eliminate land mines and explosive remnants of war through the power of geography.US: Esri and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining or GICHD have signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU, to eliminate land mines and explosive remnants of war using GIS. The MOU furthers Esri's support in modernising the Centre's Information Management System for Mine Action. Built with Esri's GIS technology, the software system serves a critical purpose in the mine action process—understanding exactly where mines are located prior to conducting clearance. Jack Dangermond, President of Esri, believes that saving and enhancing people's lives across the world depends on GICHD's success, and the Centre's success depends on accurate, up-to-date GIS solutions and information.

Source: Esri