Geographical Information Science (GIS) has the potential to be used effectively in managing and recording search strategies for missing persons, homicide graves or other objects buried in the ground. This paper outlines a GIS-based landscape approach to collecting, integrating and analysing different types of georeferenced data useful to forensic investigations. The impact is to inform and focus the time spent in the field on a search, reduce redundancy in effort and increase the potential for a higher degree of quality assurance and success in search operations. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the integration of information as geo-referenced spatial layers and to illustrate the potential to query and extract information to inform police, search and forensic investigators at different stages in a search operation.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 29 Aug 2016|
|Event||35th International Geological Congress: Symposium: Forensic soil science and geology: 5th International Conference on Criminal & Environmental Soil Forensics Soil Forensic International (SFI-2016) - South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 25 Aug 2016 → 04 Sep 2016
Conference number: 35
|Conference||35th International Geological Congress|
|Period||25/08/2016 → 04/09/2016|