UAV Technology: Opportunities and Limitations to support Land Administration

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map millions of unrecognized land rights in the region. Land administration systems, the technologies and processes that maintain information about people to land relationship, are recognized as a crucial tool for delivering sustainable economies, environments, and social cohesion: land tenure recording helps to deliver tenure security, dispute reduction, investment opportunities, and contributes to good governance. Amongst others, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are emerging as a tool for alternative land tenure recording. The advent of low cost, reliable and lightweight UAVs have created new opportunities for collecting timely, tailored and high-quality geospatial information. Even though UAVs appear a promising technology, it is not clear to what extent it can
contribute to existing land tenure recording workflows of communities and governments in the land sector. To address this questions, field data collection was carried out in early 2018 which encompassed numerous UAV flights and the consultation of relevant stakeholder. Supported by preliminary results of use cases in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, this conference contribution bridges technological capabilities and expressed stakeholder needs to ascertain opportunities and limitations of UAV technology to support land administration. The outline includes insights into data collection workflows, quality measures, challenges of capacity development.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2018
EventLANDac Annual International Conference 2018: Land Governance and (Im)mobility - Muntgebouw, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018


ConferenceLANDac Annual International Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleLANDac 2018
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