Countering IEDs by using GIS


In the military, soldiers face an abundance of threats when they are on deployment overseas. One of the scariest threats that they face on deployment is from improvised explosive devices, also known as IEDs.

IEDs can be made in a variety of different ways and be made using items like an artillery shell or even items you might find in a store such as a cell phone or pressure cooker. One of the tools that the Army uses to help prevent enemy attacks is GIS.

By inputting data from previous attacks or attacks that were prevented, GIS gives us a great visual picture of what has been taking place on the battlefield and allows leaders to get a better picture of what their soldiers are facing and make better decisions.

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Source: GIS Lounge