Tanzania: Using Drone Technology to Secure Land Rights

July 25, 2016

Tanzania is using modern GPS enabled drone technology to enhance geospatial mapping, which has positive applications for a range of government projects and programs. By using drones to gather highly detailed information on flood plains, the country is able to plan and predict how water will move in the event of a flood. Tanzania is also using the data gathered to determine actual GPS boundaries which can be used to address the land tenure issues facing small scale, traditional farmers in rural areas. The country is now able to provide 300 000 land titles to landowners in Tanzania.