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| style="color:#000;" | <div id="mp-tfa" 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 [[PostGRS]] 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 programme]]s as well as networked 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 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.''</div>
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[[Core Design Concepts|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.  
 
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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 PostGRS 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 networked 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...

IMSMA is deployed in more than 1,200 installations in 57 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 organizations 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
  • Extremely low cost to field
  • Currently translated into multiple languages including English, French and Spanish. There will be more translations available in the future such as Arabic, Russian and Ukranian.

Specifications

Acquiring a copy 

IMSMA is provided for free. Full details on how to acquire a copy of IMSMA
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