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assessment of innovative boundary mapping: The case of Kigali City in Rwanda

de Dieu, Haguma Jean (2013) assessment of innovative boundary mapping: The case of Kigali City in Rwanda.

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Abstract:A Land tenure regularisation (LTR) program is being carried out in Rwanda. It is one of large scale land administration projects. This project is different from others: It is low cost project, uses Para surveyors, adopts general boundaries and utilizes orthophotos. Around 10.3 million parcels have been demarcated in three years in the whole country. Specifically in the study area, the program is now complete. At the beginning there were doubts regarding errors and the speed of the process. The aim of this research is to examine the nature, extent, and number of geospatial mismatches that arises using the process. The methodology utilized open and semi-structured interviews, data acquisition and analysis techniques. It is concluded that geospatial mismatches in LTR process exist. They are observed in legal documents issued after boundary recording. They are many in dense and unplanned areas in which land use changes appeared after orthophoto aquisition. Their number decreases significantly in less populated and planned areas where it is easy to distinguish the boundary on orthophotos and where lots of changes in land use did not occur after orthophoto acquisition in 2008. (Key words: geospatial mismatches, LTR, land administration, orthophoto)
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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