Geospatial analysis of the conflict landscape

General info
1/25 000 to 1/250
Spatial resolution: 
10 to 0.5m
Required processing: 
Combination of other products, (e.g. DTM, nDSM, visibility, trafficability, detection of trenches and fortifications, …) and outline of units' positions.
Data requirements: 

The level of detail of the analysis will depend on the availablility of data:
- Very-high resolution satellite images and/or aerial photographs;
- Elevation data (derived from aerial photographs or very-high resolution satellite images; if not available, ASTER GDEM can be used);
- If available, vector layers from MAC database (SHAs, contamination, accidents, historical conflict data, etc.) and other layers such as road and stream network;
- Output of other tools are input in the analysis.

Vectors outlining candidate units' positions during the conflict.

Why using remote sensors?: 

This analysis aims at verifying and refining units' positions derived from military archives. It will allow MAC experts to infer the location of mine obstacles based on contextual information and expert knowledge.
Several datasets are used for reconstructing the historical conflict landscape that forms the context of ERW contamination, among which satellite images and aerial photographs.

For more information

Vanhuysse, S., Lacroix, V., Wolff, E., 2015. Geospatial analysis of the conflict landscape for supporting Non-Technical Survey, in: Book of Papers - The 12th International Symposium “Mine Action 2015.” Presented at the Mine Action 2015, HCR-CTRO d.o.o., Biograd, pp. 165–168.