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==What is IMSMA?==
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IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> is an information management system designed to support the complex information management needs of the mine action community. Core elements of IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> include a MySQL database for storing and tracking mine action information and the various relationships among the data, a geographic information system (GIS) for analyzing and displaying geospatial information on maps and a reporting tool for generating reports of the data stored in the system. Its client-server architecture enables stand-alone installations to support small programmes with one or two users as well as networked installations for large programmes with 50 or more users distributed across multiple sites and organisations. Additionally, IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> can be paired with several supporting components that directly interact with the IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> system.
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<div style="font-size:162%; border:none; margin:0; padding:.1em; color:#000;">Welcome to IMSMA Wiki,</div>
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<div style="top:+0.2em; font-size:95%;">The IMSMA online documentation</div>
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Designed with flexibility to support a range of uses, IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> can also be customised by individual programmes to suit their changing information management needs. This includes defining the type of mine action data to store in IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> and the relationships among the types, the forms used to enter the data into the system and the workflows that match the current or desired information model. So, significant attention must be paid when setting up and customising IMSMA<sup>NG</sup> to support a programme’s information management needs and to get the most out of the system.''
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==Establishing IMSMA as your Information Management System==
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This section describes the process for understanding and documenting the important pieces of an information model for implementing in IMSMANG. This chapter covers the pieces in detail and provides guidance and suggestions to information managers for making key decisions when establishing IMSMANG as their information management system.  
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| style="color:#000;" | <div id="mp-tfa" id="mf-nec" style="padding:2px 5px">The '''Information Management System for Mine Action''' is a software designed to support the  needs of the mine action community for decision support, monitoring and reporting. Core elements of IMSMA include a <abbr title="Open source object-relational database management system">PostgreSQL</abbr> database engine and a geographic information system (GIS) for displaying information on maps. Its [[Understanding Configuration Options| client/server architecture]] enables stand-alone installations for small [http://www.mineaction.org/ mine action programmes] as well as client/server installations for large programmes with many users distributed across multiple sites and organisations. Additionally, IMSMA can be connected to supporting components that directly interact with the IMSMA system. This includes an [[Portal:Business Intelligence|online Mine action INTelligence tool]] ([[Glossary#M|MINT]]) for advanced analytics and reporting as well more common tools like [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Excel Microsoft Excel].
  
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[[Core Design Concepts|Designed with ''flexibility'' and ''usability'']] at heart, IMSMA is [[Portal:IMSMA_NG_Administration#Customisation|very adaptable and can be continuously customised]] by individual programmes to suit their changing information management needs. This includes defining the type of mine action data to store and the relationships among the types, the forms used to collect information in the field and the workflows - such as for instance [http://www.gichd.org/operations/land-release-and-operational-efficiency/overview/ land release]. Significant attention should be paid when setting up and customising IMSMA to make sure that it is adapted to the needs of all staff and external stakeholders.
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==How Can IMSMA Serve Your Mine Action Programme?==
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''This section helps an information manager determine the elements of his or her programme that must be represented in IMSMA.''
 
 
 
*[[Mine Action Management Overview]]
 
*[[Assessing Information Management Needs]]
 
 
 
==Understanding IMSMA's Information Model to Meet Mine Action Information Management Needs==
 
 
 
''This section explains how mine action data is represented in the IMSMA system.''
 
*[[IMSMA's Key Concepts and Information Model]]
 
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==Getting Started with IMSMA==
 
When an information manager has a thorough understanding of the information requirements for the programme, the next step are to install the software and begin customising IMSMANG to accommodate these needs. This section provides instructions for customising IMSMANG’s core features to match the needs of an individual programme. It includes instructions for viewing, adding, editing, deleting and translating predefined data and custom data. System administrators perform these tasks during the initial set up of IMSMANG and during routine management of the system.
 
 
 
*[[Getting IMSMA | Acquiring a copy of IMSMA]]
 
*[[Installing IMSMA]]
 
*[[Customizing IMSMA]]
 
 
 
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==Working with IMSMA==
 
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==IMSMA Remote Entry (IRE)==
 
 
 
* [[HowTo:Install and Uninstall (IMSMA Remote Entry)|Installing IRE]]
 
* [[HowTo:Complete and Manage Field Reports (IMSMA Remote Entry)|Using IRE]]
 
* [[HowTo:Configure the System (IMSMA Remote Entry)|Administrating IRE]]
 
* [[HowTo:Configure List Options and Translate the System (IMSMA Remote Entry)|Maintaining IRE]]
 
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==IMSMA Guides==
 
''This section will include pages that are pre-arranged with appropriate content to mimic existing user guides so that users can find information as they used to.''
 
 
 
* IMSMA Installation Guide
 
* IMSMA Administrative Guide
 
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==Exercise book==
 

Latest revision as of 13:35, 9 December 2019

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What is IMSMA?

The Information Management System for Mine Action is a software designed to support the needs of the mine action community for decision support, monitoring and reporting. Core elements of IMSMA include a PostgreSQL database engine and a geographic information system (GIS) for displaying information on maps. Its client/server architecture enables stand-alone installations for small mine action programmes as well as client/server installations for large programmes with many users distributed across multiple sites and organisations. Additionally, IMSMA can be connected to supporting components that directly interact with the IMSMA system. This includes an online Mine action INTelligence tool (MINT) for advanced analytics and reporting as well more common tools like Microsoft Excel.

Designed with flexibility and usability at heart, IMSMA is very adaptable and can be continuously customised by individual programmes to suit their changing information management needs. This includes defining the type of mine action data to store and the relationships among the types, the forms used to collect information in the field and the workflows - such as for instance land release. Significant attention should be paid when setting up and customising IMSMA to make sure that it is adapted to the needs of all staff and external stakeholders.

Did you know...

First released in 1998, IMSMA is now the primary software in mine action and is installed in 47 countries. IMSMA includes built-in flexibility to support a variety of information management needs, ranging from the largest humanitarian programs in the world to the smallest. IMSMA provides humanitarian organisations and planners with the necessary information to enhance project efficiency and maximize the value of limited resources.

Features

  • A decision-support system with embedded GIS
  • Designed for the Windows operating systems and requires 3 GB of free disk space.
  • Currently translated into multiple languages including English, French and Spanish.

Specifications

  • Java/J2EE client/server application (ver 1.7 32 bits)
  • ArcGIS Engine ver 10.1
  • PostgreSQL database engine (ver 9.1.4 32 bits)
  • JasperReports reporting engine (iReport ver 5.0.1)
  • Utilises Mine Action XML (maXML)
  • Runs on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP,
    Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.

Obtaining IMSMA systems 

IMSMA is provided for free. Full details on how to get IMSMA systems installation package .

IMSMA Training and Support 

For IMSMA systems training, refer to the Training portal.

For GICHD support to your country, refer to the Information Management Team page.

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