|Release of “The International OpenGIS Initiative for Missing and Deceased Migrants”|
|Monday, May 06 2013 13:06|
Tucson, AZ - The International OpenGIS Initiative for Missing and Deceased Migrants is an ongoing, multi-year partnership of the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner (Pima County OME), and Humane Borders, Inc. Although each organization operates with a distinct mission, both are committed to the common vision of raising awareness about migrant deaths and lessening the suffering of families by helping to provide closure through the identification of the deceased and the return of remains. Because deaths in the desert continue, this software will be updated. This website is a result of our common vision and partnership. Its purpose is to provide geographic information systems-based tools that use publicly available information to grant access to high quality, frequently updated, and downloadable spatial data regarding migrant deaths. Customizable search tools available through our menu options will allow any user to query data concerning migrant deaths, view the data using on-line maps and tables and download the data for further use.
Archeologist John Chamblee PH.D., is the Research Chair for Humane Borders.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, May 14 2013 09:10|