Projets

Tanzania, Mali, Senegal and Nepal: Carbon as a Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP): the utility of GPS/

For local communities in developing countries to be accredited for their forest management by international carbon funds, they need to supply verifiable data to support their claims. Recently, the University of Twente (the Netherlands), ITC and three... | En savoir plus...

Tanzania: Indigenous Tree Species for Fodder in Semi-arid Tanzania

People, Trees and Agriculture in Africa (Petrea) is a Danish research program that pursues innovative ways of bringing trees and shrubs into wider use by rural people in Burkina Faso and Tanzania, focusing on indigenous species. Link | En savoir plus...

Ghana: The spatial distribution of Tree Resources Outside the Forest (TROF) in Ashanti region

Report of a recent (2003) research project to assess the spatial distribution of TROF in the Ashanti region in Ghana in relation to selected physical and socio-economic factors. A TROF assessment was carried out using basal area, number of trees and uses of trees. Link | En savoir plus...

Kenya: Mapping Gums and Resins in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA)

A project of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development to map the location and extent of Gums and Resins producing Acacia Species. | En savoir plus...

Cameroon: Korup National Park

Despite efforts on the part of development agencies to promote the cultivation and marketing of indigenous fruit and medicinal trees, people living in or in the vicinity of Korup National Park (KNP) in Cameroon, are reluctant to engage in tree planting schemes. | En savoir plus...

Sudan: Natural Resources Management in North and South Kordofan States

This paper looks at the applications of remote sensing, global positioning system and geographical information systems in natural resources assessment, monitoring and management in North and South Kordofan, Sudan. | En savoir plus...

Tanzania: Boundary dispute settlement using Mobile GIS

J.J. Verplanke and M.K. McCall, 2003. Paper presented at the ESRI User Conference, San Diego, 2003. ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands. Case study of a research project conducted in Kisanga, a small village in the Kisarawe district, Tanzania. Link | En savoir plus...

Kenya: Land Use Change, Impacts and Dynamics (LUCID)

Researchers of LUCID, a network of scientists working together on land-use problems in East Africa, are studying changes in land cover, land use and tenure and their effects on biodiversity and land degradation on the northern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Link | En savoir plus...

Namibia: Natural Resources Mapping in Caprivi

Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), a Namibian NGO, has developed a database and a set of digital maps for recently emerging conservancy areas in Caprivi, Northeastern Namibia. | En savoir plus...

Ghana: Promoting Local Community Participation in Forest Management through PPGIS

Case study of a recent project of Ghana's Forest Department to incorporate the knowledge, customs and concerns of local communities in forest management plans. Using participatory methodology and Idrisi GIS software, the Department created a database... Link | En savoir plus...

Tanzania: Vegetation Cover, Village Boundary and Forest Resource Zone Mapping

In Eastern Tanzania, CARE is assisting communities along the coast belt and on the Eastern Arc Mountains to manage and benefit from biodiversity forests (Misitu Yetu Project). In support of this project, CARE contracted the UK-based Consultancy HTSPE... Link | En savoir plus...

Kenya: The Taita project

Funded by the Council of Development Studies of the Academy of Finland, the Taita project is a 3 year research project that focuses on land use change in Taita Hills, Southeast Kenya, applying remote sensing data and geographic information systems. Link | En savoir plus...

Guyana: Protecting Indigenous Peoples' Land and Resource Rights

This is a project of the International Land Coalition (ILC) to support indigenous peoples in Guyana in their effort to secure their lands, forests, waters and resources and to manage and benefit from those resources. | En savoir plus...

Kenya: Mapping of Land Use Options

Pastoral communities in Imbirikani Group Ranch, which borders the Amboseli National Park in the Kajiado District, Southern Kenya, supplement their income from livestock with the sale of game, bird shooting licenses, wildlife cropping and park campsite charges. Link | En savoir plus...

Ethiopia: Herd mobility leads the way for sustainable pastoral development

This research project was conducted from September 2000 until July 2002, in co-operation with the Borana Lowlands Pastoral Development Programme (BLPDP/GTZ). Natural resources and herd movements were mapped using PRA tools, official maps and GIS. Link | En savoir plus...

Namibia: Modelling Vulnerability in Kaokoveld using Remote Sensing

In Kaokoveld, Northern Namibia, researchers of Arid Climate, Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa (ACACIA), a German research program, are using remote sensing data of land cover change to develop a regional biosphere model, which allows them... | En savoir plus...

South Africa: The use of Climate-based Technologies in the Sheep and Cattle Industries of the Centra

The sheep and beef cattle industry of South Africa is based on native grass pastures and experiences high variability in rainfall and other climatic elements. To assess how climate variation affects both feed availability and natural quality, and to... | En savoir plus...

East Africa: Long term outcomes of land use policies around the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem

SEM 1 is a research project of the Human Ecology Research Group of the Anthropology Department at the University College London (UCL). The project, which was completed in 2003, analyzed the long-term outcomes of land use policies for land cover,... Link | En savoir plus...

Senegal: Moving from analogue to digital cadastral data

Momath Ndiaye, a surveyor with the Cadastre and Survey Department of the Direction des Travaux Géographiques et Cartographiques (DTGC) reports on the Department's efforts to digitize cadastral maps and attribute data (e.g. Link | En savoir plus...

South Africa: Development of a Cadastral and Land Management Model for Existing Informal Land Rights

This paper presents a model being developed by the Land Survey profession in conjunction with Government that will provide a cadastral and land management framework aimed at securing the land rights of all citizens of South Africa. Link | En savoir plus...

Africa: The Africa Geodetic Reference Framework project (AFREF)

AFREF is an African initiative with international support designed to unify the co-ordinate reference systems in Africa using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and, in particular, the Global Positioning System (GPS) as the primary positioning tool. | En savoir plus...

Zanzibar (Tanzania): Zanzibar Land Information System (ZALIS)

ZALIS is a project of the government of Zanzibar to establish a fully computerized, GIS-enabled land registration, management and information system on the basis of digital maps derived from aerial photographs of the two main islands of Unguja and Pemba. Link | En savoir plus...

South Africa: Community-integrated GIS for Land Reform

This paper offers insights gained from the implementation of an ongoing GIS and Society project located in the Central Lowveld of South Africa's Mpumalanga Province. The project is concerned with participatory applications of GIS in support of the... | En savoir plus...

Guinea -Bissau: Development of Land Tenure Registration in Rural Areas

Since Parliament approved a new Land Law in March 1998, the Government of Guinea-Bissau has embarked on a project to improve land tenure registration and administration in rural areas, assisted by Kampsax, a subsidiary of the Danish consulting group COWI. Link | En savoir plus...

Trinidad and Tobago: Creation of a parcel index map in Trinidad and Tobago

Assisted by the Danish consulting group COWI, the government of Trinidad and Tobago is engaged in an effort to improve its land administration activities. The project consists of three different phases; in the first phase, analogue maps with cadastral... | En savoir plus...

Jamaica: Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP)

In the fiscal year 2004/2005, Jamaica's Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) received $97 million to continue to promote efficient administration and management and to rationalize the use of land and land-based resources. | En savoir plus...

Guyana: Land surveying for Guyana’s Land Administration Support Programme (GLASP)

During 2003-2005, HTSEP, a UK-based Consultancy, assisted the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) in an ongoing land title survey and registration project. The assignment involved the introduction of a full range of modern techniques such as... | En savoir plus...

Belize: Cadastral Surveying and Land Tenure Clarification

Since January 2003, experts from Swedesurvey AB, a Swedish state-owned company specialized in land management and use of geospatial data, is working for the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in Belize. | En savoir plus...

British Virgin Islands National GIS (BVINGIS)

BVINGIS is a cooperative developmental effort amongst government departments and statutory bodies who are working together to create a comprehensive centralized GIS for the territory. Currently, the National GIS is working to promote the concept and... | En savoir plus...

Botswana: Improving Land Information Management in Tribal Lands

This cases study addresses land information management in rural lands in Botswana, where most of the land holding is passed on from generation to generation. The study reviews the land information systems that are currently applied (Botswana Land... Link | En savoir plus...

Mozambique: Land Information Management System Infrastructure (LIMS)

Case study of LIMS, a project of the National Directorate of Geography and Cadastre (Dinageca) to convert existing land use and tenure data in Mozambique from paper into digital format, and to make land information and digital maps from the system accessible via the Internet. Link | En savoir plus...

Mozambique: e-Land Registry and Land Information Management System (LIMS)

The National Directory for Geography and Cadastre (Dinageca) and its regional offices are implementing an electronic land registration program (e-Land Registry). The program builds on an earlier land administration component of a larger, 5 year program... Link | En savoir plus...

Namibia: Mapping farm boundaries in the Karas and Hardap regions

On the 15th October 2003, Swedesurvey AB, a Swedish state-owned company specialized in land management and use of geospatial data, signed a contract with the Directorate of Survey and Mapping in Windhoek, Namibia to carry out the revision of topographic... | En savoir plus...

Ghana: Land Information System (LIS)

As part of a larger World Bank financed Land Administration Project, Ghana is improving its land titling, registration, valuation and information systems. Activities include the development of a cadastre and land information system, and the establishment of a land valuation database. Link | En savoir plus...

Trinidad and Tobago: Land Adjudication and Registration Programme (LARP)

Facilitated by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), LARP aims to improve the reliability of the real property rights system in Trinidad and Tobago and the recording and registration of these rights and interests in a digital land registry system. | En savoir plus...

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