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The Electronic Spatial Information System – tools for the monitoring of asbestos in Poland

Małgorzata Krówczyńska
  • Department of Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies University of Warsaw; WGS84 Polska Sp. z o.o., Milanówek, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-06-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2014-0019

Abstract

On January 1, 2005 the use of asbestos-containing products was banned in the European Union. According to the Act of 19 June 1997 banning the use of these products, their usage in Poland should be abated by the end of 2032. The whole process is being monitored by the Electronic Spatial Information System for the Monitoring of Asbestos Products Removal. The system design was based on a geodatabase. The research area of the study is the whole territory of Poland at the national, provincial and local level of detail. The monitoring process embraces spatial analysis through the preparation and interpretation of a range of maps. The results obtained from the deployed methods proved that the system has been useful for decision making purposes during the monitoring process. The proposed solutions were appreciated by the EU.

Keywords: Asbestos; asbestos-containing products; GIS; monitoring; asbestos removal process; Poland

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About the article

Received: 2013-12-27

Accepted: 2014-05-05

Published Online: 2014-06-17

Published in Print: 2014-06-01


Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2014-0019.

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