The Kenyan Cadastre and Modern Land Administration | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
March 2011
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10

Despite a history of more than 100 years and the introduction of provisional maps to support land registration, the Kenyan cadastre is largely incomplete. It consists of a patchwork of maps of different positional qualities, which would not be readily integrated to create a nation-wide coverage. This paper outlines the structure of the Kenyan cadastre and analyses the quality of the cadastral maps with regard to the requirements of modern land administration. From the assessment of the cadastre, it is suggested that the special characteristics of the maps be considered when integrating them. Towards this end, there is an on-going research to establish whether and how topographic datasets of higher positional quality could be used to improve the positional quality of such maps.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
David N. Siriba, Winrich Voß and Galcano C. Mulaku
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MISSION: To contribute to improved livelihoods through offering a bridge between communities, stakeholders and policy makers in the promotion of equitable access and sustainable management of land and natural resources.

VISION: To become a centre of excellence in promoting the application of appropriate land policies, laws and management practices by empowering society through innovative and knowledge based advocacy and capacity building in Kenya and the region.

LDGI values of Integrity, Trust and Professionalism influence the way we work every day and everywhere.

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