The County of Tana River has on Monday 02.09.2019 officially launched its Geographic Information System Laboratory (GIS).
The one of a kind lab was launched by H.E the Governor Maj. (RTD) DR. Dhadho Gaddae Godhana.
Also present were partners from UN-FAO and the National Lands Commission.
The security of land tenure (freehold and or leasehold) is one of the key aspects to be addressed by the use of the GIS Lab and toolkits. Community Land registration is enhanced by the use of GIS data, private and public ownership of land will also be informed by the GIS facility.
With the ability of GIS to monitor and manage County natural resources utilization, wildlife & pastoral corridors can be reserved from human activity; mining of earth elements like gypsum and sand can be quantified and environmental impacts controlled; land use planning of the county’s land as a major development resource can also be adequately informed.
The spatial analysis and monitoring of the various existing and proposed land uses in the county can be used for accountability in revenue collection and even distribution. For example the ability to monitor county parking lots and the revenue generated. This will also go a long way in ensuring clear system of land based revenue.
On the aspect of urbanization, a G.I.S based spatial framework will create a proper basis for management of eco-villages as we address the organized settlement and housing agenda.