WWII unexploded bombs, Alessandria

Name of project:
Photointerpretation aimed at the identification of risk areas for the possible presence of WWII unexploded aerial bombs
Country: Area of study:
Italy Province of Alessandria (Piedmont)
Provincial Authority of Alessandria, Civil Protection Service
Project objectives:
To identify in the territory of the Province of Alessandria the risk areas for the possible presence of WWII unexploded bombs
Composition of the working group:
Personnel involved:
1 photointerpreter, 1 GIS expert
Number man/months:
Project steps:
The project has been carried out in two parallel phases. The first consisted in the identification of craters and effects of air raids inferred from 1944 RAF aerial photographs. The results of this analysis were represented on topographical 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 various information are reported and 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 was stored in a geographical database, in order to be updated whenever new information is acquired
Start (year/month): End (year/month): Value of the project:
05/2000 09/2001 € 9,040.00