Pierre Lacroix - Publications

CV I Publications

International peer reviewed publications (articles and book chapters)

  1. Ibrahim E., Lema L., Barnabé P., Lacroix P., Pirard E. (2020). Small-scale surface mining of gold placers: detection, mapping and temporal analysis through the use of free satellite imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 93:102194. WWW
  2. Giuliani G., Chatenoux B., Benvenuti A., Lacroix P., Santoro M., Mazzetti P. (2020). Monitoring Land Degradation at national level using satellite Earth Observation time-series data to support SDG15 - Exploring the potential of Data Cube. Big Earth Data X(X):XX. WWW
  3. Moomen A., Lacroix P., Bertolotto M., Jensen D. The Drive towards Consensual Perspectives for Enhancing Sustainable Mining. Accepted by Resources
  4. Giuliani G., Piller T., Chatenoux B., Moser F., Lacroix P. (2020). Data Cube on Demand (DCOD): Generating Earth Observation Data Cube Anywhere in the World. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation 87:102035. WWW
  5. Kyba C., Giuliani G., Franziskakis F., Tockner T., Lacroix P. (2019). Artisanal and small-scale mining sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not associated with nighttime light emissions. J 2(2):152-160. WWW
  6. Ambrosone M., Giuliani G., Chatenoux B., Rodila D., Lacroix P. (2019). Definition of candidate Essential Variables for the monitoring of mineral resources exploitation. Geo-spatial Information Science 22(4): 265-278. WWW
  7. Moomen A.,  Bertolotto M., Lacroix P., Jensen D. (2019). Exploring Spatial Symbiosis of Agriculture and Mining for Sustainable Development in Northwest Ghana. IEEE 8th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, Istanbul, Turkey, 1:6. WWW
  8. Lehmann A., Nativi S., Mazzetti P., Maso J., Serral I., Spengler D., Niamir A., McCallum I., Lacroix P., Patias P., Rodila D., Ray N., Giuliani G. (2019). GEOEssential - Mainstreaming workflows from Essential Variables to Environment Policy Indicators, International Journal of Digital Earth, 1-17. WWW
  9. Moomen A., Jensen D., Lacroix P., Bertolotto M. (2019). Assessing the Policy Adoption and Impact of Geoinformation for enhancing Sustainable Mining in Africa. Journal of Cleaner Production, 241:118361. WWW
  10. Lacroix P., Moser F., Benvenuti A., Piller T., Jensen D., Petersen I., Planque M., Ray N. (2019). MapX: an open geospatial platform to manage, analyse and visualise data on natural resources and the environment, SoftwareX, 9:77-84. WWW
  11. Moomen A., Bertolotto M., Lacroix P., Jensen D. (2019). Inadequate Adaptation of Geospatial Information for Sustainable Mining towards Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Cleaner Production, 238:117954. WWW
  12. Atibu E., Lacroix P., Sivalingam P., Ray N., Giuliani G., Mulaji C., Otamonga J.P., Mpiana P., Slaveykova V., Poté J. (2018) High contamination in the areas surrounding abandoned mines and mining activities: an impact assessment of the Dilala, Luilu and Mpingiri rivers, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chemosphere,191: 1008-1020. WWW
  13. Lehmann A., Guigoz Y., Ray N., Mancuso E., Abbaspour K., Rouholahnejad E., Allenbach K., De Bono A.,  Fasel M., Gago-Silva A.,  Bär R., Lacroix P., Giuliani G. (2017). A web platform for land use, climate, demography, hydrology and beach erosion in the Black Sea catchment. Nature - Scientific Data. 7:170087. WWW
  14. Ray N., Lacroix P., Giuliani G., Upla P., Rajabifard A., Jensen D. (2016). Open Spatial Data Infrastructures for the Sustainable Development of the Extractives Sector: Promises and Challenges. Ed. Coleman D., Rajabifard A., Crompvoets J. Spatial Enablement in a Smart World. GSDI Association press, 53-69. WWW
  15. Desconnets J.C., Giuliani G., Guigoz, Y., Lacroix P., Mlisa A., Noort M., Ray N., Searby N.D. (2017). GEOCAB Portal: a gateway for discovering and accessing capacity building resources in Earth Observation. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 54:95-104. WWW
  16. Lacroix P. / Guigoz Y., Ray N., Rouholahnejad E., Giuliani G (2016). SCOPED-W: SCalable Online Platform for Extracting Environmental Data and Water-related model outputs. Transaction in GIS, 21(4):748-763. WWW
  17. Giuliani G., Lacroix P., Bigagli L., Guigoz Y., Ray N., Mazzetti P., Roncella R., Lehmann A., Nativi S. (2016). Bringing GEOSS services into practice: a capacity building teaching material on SDI. Transactions in GIS, 21(4):811-824. WWW
  18. Mazzetti P., Roncella R., Mihon D., Bacu V., Lacroix P., Guigoz Y., Ray N., Giuliani G., Roncella R., Gorgan D., Nativi S. (2016). Integration of data and computing infrastructures for Earth Science: an image mosaicking use-case. Earth Sciences Informatics, ():1-18. WWW
  19. Giuliani G., Guigoz Y., Lacroix P., Ray N., Lehmann A. (2016). Facilitating the production of ISO-compliant metadata of geospatial datasets. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 44:239-243. WWW
  20. Giuliani G., Papeschi F., Mlisa A., Lacroix P., Santoro M., Nonguierma A., Cools J., Guigoz Y. (2015). Enabling Discovery of African Earth Observation resources, South-Eastern European Earth Observation and Geomatics. 4(1S):1-16. WWW
  21. Asmaryan S., Saghatelyan A., Astsatryan H., Bigagli L., Mazzetti P., Nativi S., Guigoz Y., Lacroix P., Giuliani G., Ray N. (2014). Leading the way toward an environmental National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Armenia. South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics, 3:53-62. WWW
  22. Lacroix P., de Roulet P., Ray N. (2014). Simplified Toolbar to Accelerate Repeated Tasks (START) for ArcGIS: Optimizing Workflows in Humanitarian Demining. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 5(4):87-94. WWW
  23. Lacroix P., Santiago H., Ray N. (2014). MASCOT: Multi-criteria Analytical SCOring Tool for ArcGIS Desktop. International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 13(6):1135-1159. WWW
  24. Lacroix P., Herzog J., Eriksson D., Weibel R. (2013). Methods for Visualising the Explosive Remnants of War. Applied Geography, 41:179-194. WWW
  25. Giuliani G., Dubois A., Lacroix P. (2013). Testing OGC Web Feature and Web Coverage Services performance: towards efficient delivery of geospatial data. Journal of Spatial Information Science, 7:1-23. WWW


  1. Lacroix P. (2013). Contributions of GIS to Efficient Mine Action. PhD Thesis, University of Geneva, 280 pages. WWW
  2. Lacroix P. (2001). Organisation d'un serveur de données spatiales. Master Thesis, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.

Books (non peer-reviewed)

  1. Guigoz Y., Gelman A., Lacroix P., Giuliani G. (2017). Bringing GEOSS Services into Practice: GeoNode tutorial. GIS Open Source Workshop Material. University of Geneva, United Nations Environment, 55 pages. Available from Google Play Books and from iTunes Store
  2. Giuliani G., Lacroix P., Guigoz Y., Bigagli L., Ray N., Lehmann A. (2014). Bringing GEOSS Services into Practice. GIS Open Source Workshop Material. University of Geneva, United Nations Environment Programme, National Research Council of Italy, 189 pages. Available from Google Play Books and from iTunes Store

Other publications & maps (non-peer-reviewed)

  1. Piller T., Lacroix P. (2020).  Global Mercury Monitor: Developing a Centralized Platform for Global Mercury Data and Information. Cartographic material to support high-level discussions between various actors involved in mercury use reduction. Geneva, Switzerland. WWW
  2. Ray N. and the AccessMod and MapX teams. (2019). Planning and Monitoring Emergency care in high Maternity Mortality countries. Cartographic material for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICSD25) signature session. Nairobi, Kenya. WWW
  3. Lacroix P. (2019). MapX and the World Environment Situation Room: Realizing the Potential of Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action. Cartographic material for the 10th anniversary of the Geneva University Institute for Environment Sciences.
  4. Chevrel S. and the GEO CA-06 activity "Earth Observation for managing Mineral Resources". (2019). EO4Min: EO data for Mineral Resource Management. Poster, GEO Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland
  5. Lacroix P. (2019). Opportunity maps for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR). Cartographic material for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland
  6. Lacroix P. Ray N. (2019). MapX: a global open platform to manage, analyze and visualize environmental geospatial data. Blog article for EXPERT-ISE, the scientific blog of the Institute for Environmental Science (University of Geneva). WWW
  7. Lacroix P., Ray N., Moser F., Jensen D., Petersen I., Fery G. (2018). The MapX Data Integrity Assessment Framework. MapX core business document. WWW
  8. Hogendijk S., Franziskakis F., Lacroix P. (2018). Impact of mining activity on the forest cover in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Story map for the GEOEssential and MapX projects. WWW
  9. Tignino M., Klüser S., Planque M., Franziskakis F., Hogendijk S., Lacroix P., Irmakkessen O. (2018). Targeting of water infrastructure in recent armed conflicts: case studies around the World. Cartographic material for the Geneva Peace Week
  10. Lacroix P., Planque M. (2018). MapX: an open geospatial platform to manage, analyse and visualise data on natural resources and the environment. Poster, Journée romande de la géoinformation in Lausanne, Switzerland
  11. Lacroix P., Petersen I., Jensen D., Planque M. (2018). Using field data and satellite imagery to assess and visualize contamination in abandoned mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Brief for the United Nations Innovation Network (UNIN) Quaterly Innovation Update
  12. Lacroix P., Benvenuti A., Ray N. (2018). Using spatial data infrastructures to visualize contamination in abandoned mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. EuroGEOSS workshop exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland
  13. Laty G., Lacroix P., Planque M. (2018). MapX: an open geospatial platform to manage, analyse and visualise data on natural resources and the environment. Cartographic material for the ‘One Planet – Many Geospatial Solutions’ exhibition. Geneva, Switzerland
  14. Magnenat O., Lacroix P. (2016). Le voyage de V. Bérard et F. Boissenas sur les traces d'Ulysse. Interactive map for the ‘Réimaginer la Méditerranée : du mythe à la photographie’ project, University of Geneva.  WWW
  15. Lacroix P. (2016). Guichet cartographique d'Evolène. Interactive map for the ‘Atelier Environnement Alpin et Sociétés’ Master course, University of Geneva. WWW
  16. Lacroix P., Guigoz Y. (2015). The Bringing GEOSS Services into Practice workshop: an Earth Observation Capacity Building resource for the Black Sea Area. Instruments for Modelling Black Sea River Basins: Research Proceedings for Guria Region of Georgia
  17. Allenbach K., Lacroix P., Jaquet J.M., Martin P., Wyler N. (2013). Cartographie de la Couverture du Sol du Canton de Genève. Technical report
  18. Lacroix P., de Santis A., Eriksson D., Cottray O. (2013). GIS in Mine Action. Issue brief, WWW
  19. Lacroix P., Escobar R., de Roulet P., Cottray O. (2013). NAMA: a GIS-based Network Analysis approach for Mine Action. Journal of ERW and Mine Action, 17(3). WWW
  20. Lacroix P., Escobar R. (2012). 5D: a GIS-based Approach for Determining and Displaying a Degree of operational Difficulty of Demining. Journal of ERW and Mine Action, 16(3). WWW
  21. Lacroix P., Eriksson D. (2012). How can GIS benefit Demining Activity? Geoworld Magazine, 25(2):26-29
  22. Lacroix P. (2012). How GIS contributes to efficient mine action. Cartographic material for GIS for the UN conference map gallery in Geneva, Switzerland
  23. Eriksson D., Cruz I., Herzog J., Lacroix P. (2012). How GIS contributes to efficient mine action. Cartographic material for GIS for the UN conference map gallery in Geneva, Switzerland
  24. Martinez A., Lacroix P. (2011). Les SIG contribuent à l'Action contre les Mines. ArcAktuell, 2011(4):43
  25. Lacroix P., Herzog J., Eriksson D. (2011). Mapping populations at risk of ERW. Journal of ERW and Mine Action, 15(2). WWW
  26. Lacroix P., Cruz I., Fernandez E., Eriksson D. (2011). Suggestions for Mine Action cartographic standards. Poster, 14th International Meeting of National Mine Action Program Directors and UN Advisors in Geneva, Switzerland
  27. Eriksson D., Cruz I., Herzog J., Lacroix P. (2011). Visualization of Explosive Remnants of War contamination in Afghanistan. Poster, Esri Federal User Conference in Washington D.C., USA
  28. Lacroix P., Santiago H. (2010). Contribution des SIG à la Lutte contre les Mines Antipersonnel et Autres Restes Explosifs de Guerre. Géomatique Expert, 76:68-76
  29. Lacroix P. (2000). Cartographie des Drapeaux à travers le Monde. Comité Français de Cartographie, 168:22-31

Applications and software

  1. Moser F., Lacroix P., Piller T., Benvenuti A., Ray N. (2015). MapX: an open geospatial platform to manage, analyse and visualise data on natural resources and the environment. WWW
  2. Lacroix P., Guigoz Y. and the IASON consortium (2015). Geoportal for the discovery of resources in the Black Sea and Mediterranean regions
  3. Lacroix P., de Bono A. (2015). Online platform to support global-scale assessment of transboundary water bodies. WWW
  4. Lacroix P., Guigoz Y. (2014). Online platform of environmental base data and water-related model outputs
  5. Lacroix P., Guigoz Y. and the IASON consortium (2015). Online platform enabling methodologies and regional assessment of projects results for the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions
  6. Lacroix P. (2014). Localisation in French of the QGIS MetaSearch Catalogue Client plugin. WWW
  7. Lacroix P., Martin P., Allenbach K. (2013). Script pour l'automatisation de la mise à jour de la carte de couverture du sol du canton de Genève
  8. Santiago H., Lacroix P. (2012). MASCOT for ArcGIS - Multi-criteria Analytical SCOring Tool. WWW
  9. Lacroix P., Santiago H. (2012). START for ArcGIS - Simplified Toolbar to Accelerate Repeated Tasks. WWW