Geographical data tool helps integration of information on affected areas
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Geographical data tool helps integration of information on affected areas

12/28/2016 3:00 PM

WebGIS Coffey Atlas tool, capable of integrating geo-referenced information, is used by Renova Foundation to give more efficiency to the monitoring work of environmental impacts in the areas affected by the collapse of Fundão tailing dam.

Through the platform, multidisciplinary teams work in identifying and quantifying impacts, while others plan, implement and monitor the recovery actions, provided for in Transaction and Conduct Adjustment Term (TTAC). "Using Web GIS enhances data integration and sharing. The tool also takes the role of a management tool by proposing an organization of data, according to spatial and time criteria, in a joint and centralized way to the end user," says Gustavo Ferreira Viana, member of the Executive Management of Environmental Projects of Renova Foundation.


The tool was presented to members of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA) who visited Renova Foundation's headquarters, in Belo Horizonte (MG), between December 12 and 15. The meeting resulted in suggestions from the body for improvements in features and content provided by the tool, in order to facilitate and enhance the users' experience in data analysis.

Renova Foundation

The Renova Foundation has the mission of implementing and managing the reparation, restoration and reconstruction programs for the regions impacted by the bursting of the Fundão dam, located in the subdistrict of Bento Rodrigues, in Mariana, Minas Gerais.

The Foundation's role is to restore and reestablish the communities and the resources impacted by the bursting and also substitute or compensate what cannot be remedied, always in an efficient, proper, transparent and ethical manner.

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