Breakthroughs in technology development transformed desktop computers into small, powerful mobile units equipped with intelligent software and extensive possibilities to connect and interact. Alternatively, the world of mine action still depends on manual work done with pen and paper, and the process of field data collection is especially exposed. However, field tests show that the use of mobile technology vastly improves safety and increases the effectiveness of field work. Adapting to new mobile technologies for field data collection will also positively affect the ways in which we gather, share, analyze, monitor and evaluate information.
"From the Field: Mobile Technologies for Mine Action,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 20
, Article 5.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol20/iss2/5