The Maasai of Southern Kenya domain model of land use

M. Karamesouti, C. Schultz, M. Chipofya, S. Jan, C. E. Murcia Galeano, A. Schwering, C. Timm

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Abstract

We present a domain model that formalises the human-land relations in the Maasai nomadic pastoralist society in Kenya, referred to as MSKDM, and its integration with the prominent Land Administration Domain Model (LADM). Our long-term aim is to facilitate a land administration system that can accurately capture and express salient Maasai concepts of land use, ownership, communal tenure, and to assist in transparency during land transactions. We use an extensive corpus of existing research literature, and input from our own on-site workshops, as source material for our domain model. We use real sketch maps drawn by Maasai community members that we collected during our field studies for validation, and to demonstrate how our model can be operationalised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
PublisherInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
Pages105-112
Number of pages8
Volume4
Edition4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventISPRS Technical Commission IV Symposium, GeoDelft 2018 : 3D Spatial Information Science - The Engine of Change - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018
http://www.isprs.org/tc4-symposium2018/

Publication series

NameISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
PublisherCopernicus
ISSN (Print)2194-9042

Conference

ConferenceISPRS Technical Commission IV Symposium, GeoDelft 2018
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period1/10/185/10/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Answer Set Programming
  • Indigenous knowledge representation
  • Land administration
  • Land management
  • Sketchmaps
  • ITC-CV

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