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This issue's Features Section focuses on the demining process. In Data Standardization,
Thomas Powell of Labblee Corporation, describes how the standardization
of demining databases will help make valuable information available to all
Andrew Smith discusses in The Future of
Humanitarian Demining whether demining will proceed in a charitable or
commercial direction. He also discusses the common misconceptions of
demining in Myths, Mines, and Ground
Joe Lokey, in Strengthening Humanitarian
Demining and Related Activities, discusses how the demining process
can be made more effective by looking at the comparative advantages.
A. Aziz Ahmadzai, of the Mine Clearance Planning Agency, examines data
collection in Afganistan in his article,
Aim and Objectives of the Landmine Victims
Data Collection. He then applies his findings to other demining
efforts by suggesting methods for promoting future mine awareness.
The final feature,
Demining Technologies, looks at the
current technology of demining and how it can be improved to create a more