land information systems

14 September 2017 to 14 October 2017
Alda Salomao

De 14 á 28 de Setembro de 2017, o Centro Terra Viva e o Land Portal vão facilitar a discussão com diferentes intervenientes sobre as Ferramentas e Estratégias para o Acesso e Participação Pública na Tomada de Decisões sobre a Terra” em Moçambique.


A Lei de Terras completará a 1 de Outubro, 20 anos após a sua aprovação em 1997. Esta lei tem sido considerada como uma das mais progressivas particularmente dada a sua abordagem no que diz respeito à governação de terras.

Social Impacts Macha
Reports & Research
January 2011

Macha Mission in Choma District of Southern Province, Zambia was founded by the Brethren in Christ (BIC) Church in 1906 and granted title deeds to 3,003 hectares of land by the British colonial authority of the time. Since then the Mission has built a church, a hospital (which today includes a pioneering malaria clinic), two schools, and houses for its workers. A large market has grown up near the hospital, serving local workers and hospital visitors.

Implementation of Responsible Land Governance cover image
Reports & Research
July 2017

This publication outlines the process undertaken by UN Habitat/GLTN and The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation in Kenya to support the Ministry of Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Areas Management of the Turkana County Government-Kenya, in establishing a county Land Information Management System based on the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM). The project was carried out in the context of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) program entitled, Support for Responsible Land and Natural Resource Governance of Communal Lands in Kenya.

Conference Papers & Reports
March 2017

This paper was presented at the “2017 WORLD BANK CONFERENCE ON LAND AND POVERTY”, The World Bank - Washington DC. This paper provides a comparative appreciation of all the datasets especially the metadata and methodology along with a SWOT vis-à-vis reporting requirement of SDG indicator.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2012
United States of America

In the conditions of the Republic of Belarus there was presented the technology of automatized deciphering of area objects with the help of programme complex ENVI ((Environment for Visualizing Image), developed by the Research Systems, Inc. (the USA)). There were examined existing methods of deciphering in the programme complex ENVI. The presented order of deciphering could be recommended for production and could be used for the deciphering of linear and single-point objects.

Farming the planet: 1. Geographic distribution of global agricultural lands in the year 2000 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
August 2008

Agricultural activities have dramatically altered our planet's land surface. To understand the extent and spatial distribution of these changes, we have developed a new global data set of croplands and pastures circa 2000 by combining agricultural inventory data and satellite-derived land cover data. The agricultural inventory data, with much greater spatial detail than previously available, is used to train a land cover classification data set obtained by merging two different satellite-derived products (Boston University's MODIS-derived land cover product and the GLC2000 data set).

Reports & Research
August 2013

The Cadastral system in Kenya was established in 1903 to support land alienation for the white settlers who had come into the country in the early part of the 20th Century. In the last hundred years, the system has remained more or less the same, where land records are kept in paper format and majority of operations are carried out on a manual basis. The lack of a modern cadastral system has contributed to problems in land administration in the country.

Using geospatial technologies to support compulsory land acquisition in Kenya cover image
Journal Articles & Books
May 2015

Governments have power to compulsorily acquire land or other interest in land for a public purpose subject to prompt payment of the compensation to the affected persons. The process of land acquisition involves several government departments which have different mandates depending with the purpose of the acquisition. In several instances departments involved have been seen to be disjointed hence causing gaps and unfinished work in the whole process.