This paper explores the potential of smart sketchmaps for delivering fit-for-purpose land administration in Eastern Africa. It does this by assessing whether smart sketchmaps include the fit-for-purpose land administration elements according to different stakeholder perceptions. Whilst the use of sketch mapping itself is not new in land administration, smart sketchmaps’ technologies and processes allow for conversion of hand drawn sketch maps into topologically and spatially corrected maps. Smart sketchmaps can provide qualitative spatial information in areas where conventional cartographic and geospatial knowledge is often limited. Including these maps in the land administration system not only adds to existing data about visible boundaries, but importantly introduces records of those less obvious socially or temporally constructed de facto boundaries that are significant in customary tenures.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings FIG Working Week 2017|
|Subtitle of host publication||Surveying the world of tomorrow - From digitalisation to augmented reality, Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland. 29 May - 2 June 2017|
|Place of Publication||Copenhagen|
|Publisher||International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||FIG Working Week 2017: Surveying the world of tomorrow - From digitalisation to augmented reality - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 29 May 2017 → 2 Jun 2017
|Conference||FIG Working Week 2017|
|Period||29/05/17 → 2/06/17|
Amsing, C., Bennett, R., Zevenbergen, J. A., & Ho, S. (2017). Assessing Technological Possibility Against Societal Need: Smart Sketch Maps for Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration. In Proceedings FIG Working Week 2017: Surveying the world of tomorrow - From digitalisation to augmented reality, Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland. 29 May - 2 June 2017 Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).