Where can I get Data and Statistics from IMSMA?
The GICHD does not have an IMSMA worldwide data repository. Data is owned by the individual mine action programmes. If you would like data or statistics from IMSMA you need to contact the respective mine action programme. The mine action registry managed by the James Madison University (JMU) is a good source for contact information.
Where can I get Data on Demining Accidents?
Information on demining accidents can be retrieved from the database of demining accidents, also managed by JMU.
How can I get Training on IMSMA?
Training on IMSMA is provided in the working place of mine action programmes. A comprehensive understanding of the situation and environment is required in order to better answer needs and requirements of the IMSMA Users. Hands-on training on IMSMA is tailored according to local information management processes and guidelines. By providing training in the working environment, roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders can also be taken into account.
IMSMA-NG includes Open Source Elements. What does it mean?
It means that components of IMSMANG are Open Source. IMSMANG as such is not Open Source. Open Source elements were preferred to proprietary options because they are available at no cost, they proved to be more reliable and technically more stable as they do not suffer from regular changes.
Can we change the Open Source Elements of IMSMA?
The Open Source elements of IMSMA-NG cannot be modified. IMSMA-NG as such is not Open Source. IMSMA-NG does not include tools to edit the Open Source components.
Why was IMSMA flexibility enhanced?
The flexibility of IMSMA-NG was enhanced because of the needs for adjustments to local requirements and in line with existing information management research. Lessons learnt showed that information management systems should fit the organisation – not the other way around. The open-sourced elements of IMSMA-NG do not necessarily make the software more flexible.