• Project Name
  • Photointerpretation aimed at the identification of risk areas for the possible presence of WWII unexploded aerial bombs
  • Country, Location(s)
  • Italy, Province of Alessandria (Piedmont)
  • Client(s)
  • Provincial Authority of Alessandria, Civil Protection Service
  • Aims of the Project
  • Identify the risk areas for the possible presence of WWII unexploded bombs in the territory of the Province of Alessandria.
  • Contract Holder(s)
  • Geomap Srl
  • Staff
  • 1 photointerpreter, 1 GIS operator
  • Project Activities
  • The project has been carried out in two parallel phases.
    The first consisted in the identification of craters and of the effects of aerial bombardments inferable from 1944 RAF aerial photographs. The results of this analysis were represented on topographic maps at 1:10,000 scale.
    The other phase involved the collection of bibliographic documents by the Provincial Authority at several civic archives and libraries, and their evaluation and storage in a database.
    The information extracted from both the aerial photographs and the bibliography were transferred on topographic maps at 1:50,000 scale, producing a “Map of the potential risk areas”, where the risk level is represented in 4 classes with different colours, for each municipality included in the provincial territory.
    All the data collected and produced within this project were stored in a geodatabase, in order to allow updating whenever new information is acquired.
  • Start (month/year)
  • May 2000
  • End (month/year)
  • September 2001