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Revision as of 15:07, 24 September 2013

Welcome to IMSMA Wiki,
The IMSMA online documentation
624 articles in English


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 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...

First released in 1998, IMSMA is now the primary software in mine action. It 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
  • designed for the Windows operating systems and requires 3 GB of free disk space.
  • 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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