iMMAP US: Our History

The iMMAP team formed in 1998, as a legacy of the Survey Action Center (SAC) and the Global Landmine Survey (GLS) initiative, in the tradition of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF), the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. At this time iMMAP led the first internationally-coordinated effort to combine information management, sociology and GIS technology to define the scourge of landmines and explosive remnants of war, and to change the way their impact on society is measured. Our work championing information management and GIS technology has since expanded beyond humanitarian mine action to the broader relief and international development arena.