Spatial Information Clearinghouse

Welcome to the Spatial Information Clearinghouse for Humanitarian Demining. This site is intended as an educational resource for members of the Demining community on Spatial Data and Geographic Information Systems.

Spatial data is the foundation of information systems that can empower users to make better decisions. These systems are capable of large volumes of data processing, but are useless without data to calculate. It is this data about the location, shape of, and relationships among, geographic features that reveals the true potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Click here for a PowerPoint introduction to the SIC. (Internet Explorer 6 on a PC recommended.)

What's New

We have revised and updated our metadata records as well as many of our web pages. We have also added the following new components to the SIC:

  ArcIMS site (Note: On Fridays, the ArcIMS site may temporarily be unavailable due to maintenance. Please access the database using the Clearinghouse.)
  SIC forum

Other Popular Features

  Spatial data topics
  Query the database using the search engine
  Query the database using the world map