Kenya’s land ministry to set up a GIS data centre

Kenya’s land ministry to set up a GIS data centre

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Africa: The Lands Ministry of Kenya will set up a geospatial data centre to make national geographic information available to its people. The open data initiative will help investors and other stakeholders get accurate and reliable information on location of land, ownership, administrative boundaries and features on and beneath the land. The government is committed to set up a geospatial data centre. Poor economic growth and poverty are key challenges in sustaining a geospatial data centre,” said Charity Ngilu, Lands Secretary.

The initiative will enable sharing of information that is held by different data collection agencies. This will save on time and resources and avoid duplication of data,” said Dr Hussein Farah, director general, Regional Centre for Mapping and Regional Development.

Source: The star