Digital technology has the ability to bring minefield artifacts from the field to life. The HALO Trust (HALO) has been using Colortrac large format scanners in several programs around the world, to scan minefield sketch maps from the field, allowing these historical records to be viewed on desktop and laptop computers. Once the maps are scanned, they are geo-referenced in geographic information systems (GIS) to display alongside other layers, and used to allow HALO to build its database of activities through digitization of paper records alongside data that is recorded directly onto tablets.
Hamlin, Jesse and Jaupi, Luan
"Minefield Sketch Maps in Humanitarian Mine Action,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 22
, Article 5.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol22/iss1/5