[Talk-ug] Using OSM Mapping to solve land conflicts in Rural Areas

Karl Tiller info at karl-tiller.de
Tue Sep 23 06:06:05 UTC 2014


Hello,
sorry not for answering earlier.
We did some work in the north, as Kris mentioned. However, we will start 
soon (hopefully) a new pilot project to map landownership. Additional 
information will be captured to build up an info-system.

BRGDS
Karl
GIS Centre, Makerere University, Kampala,UG

On 9/22/2014 11:52 PM, Krischan Makowka wrote:
> Hello,
>
> A colleague of mine who works at the Makerere GIS lab did something 
> quite similar with "regular" GIS 2 years or so ago.
>
> Send him a message if you want to know more: info at karl-tiller.de
>
> Personally I am doubtful if mapping will solve to underlying resource 
> conflicts and different livelihood styles, but it might be a first step.
> Note though that any kind of formalization of land-owner ship is 
> ultimately a advantage for farmers (usually the richer ones) and a 
> disadvantage for pastoralists that depend on communal land (especially 
> the poorer ones).
>
> Regards,
>
> -Kris
>
>
> Am 22.09.2014 um 21:09 schrieb Bukulu Steven:
>> Thank you Geoffrey,
>>
>> My opinion would be, they record coordinates of different land portions
>> especially at the corners, have the recorded at the NGO's headquarters
>> and have them verified as a legal body where the locals can be
>> comfortable to seek such information from.
>>
>> It's what I suggest.
>>
>> Steven
>>
>> On Sep 21, 2014 9:48 PM, "Kateregga Geoffrey" <kateregga1 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:kateregga1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     During the recently concluded Mapping Day road trip in Eastern
>>     Uganda  we met an NGO who would like to use mapping to help solve
>>     one of the biggest problems in their community "Land Wrangles". What
>>     do you think is the best way to use OSM / Mapping to solve this 
>> problem?
>>
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