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Wondering where the landmines are? has been created  by Danish aid agency Danida to provide information on the state of the environment and natural resources in Cambodia. " />

Wondering where the landmines are?

A relatively new website has literally put Cambodia on the map. 


Launched in 2007, has been created  by Danish aid agency Danida to provide information on the state of the environment and natural resources in Cambodia.


The base map has 30 different categories of land use issues to choose from, including where arsenic hazards are found, level of forest cover for various years from 1976 to 2006, areas of electricity usage, and where community fisheries are located.


For a real eye opener, click on the category for where landmines and UXO contamination exist.


The site will be continuously revised and in the future will also include the locations of schools and health centers, as well as highly detailed information on land use throughout Cambodia, according to Danida.


The website’s software, called MangoMap, was developed by Aruna Technology Ltd, a Phnom Penh-based software development company.


According to Jeffrey Himel, Aruna’s managing director, MangoMap “is a turnkey system, one where we get data from users and publish it online according to their specifications and needs.”


“We expect to produce an online system for real estate for Cambodia within the next year using MangoMap,” he said.


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