Accelerating sketch-mapping with digital technologies
SmartLandMaps uses innovative technology to ease the digitisation of participatory sketch-mapping outputs producing reliable digital documentation about land use and land rights.
WHAT WE DO
We empower local organizations with innovative tools and services for the digital documentation of land use and land rights.
We co-design the mapping solution according to local needs, customs, and policies.
We automate labor-intense, time-consuming and error-prone processes for the digitalisation of paper-based maps.
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HOW IT WORKS
Our approach is based on strong partnerships. Local organisations take the lead in participatory mapping activities. It only requires the upload of some photographs of the annotated map and the textual data to get the automated digitisation in the SmartLandMaps cloud environment going. SmartLandMaps is handling the digitisation and the partner organisation does not need to interfere with the software. Once done, the digitized data can be downloaded in a GIS-ready format, or integrated in existing LIS/GIS environments.
We are an enthusiastic, interdisciplinary, and multinational team based in Germany and Rwanda. Although we have different backgrounds and experiences, we are unified in our vision - strengthening tenure security worldwide.
SmartLandMaps is a start-up initiative of the University of Münster (Germany) funded by the European Union under the OP EFRE NRW 2014-2020 program.