Historic Kenya Land Survey Efforts Aided by Spectra Precision
Kenya Department of Surveys gains 8 total stations, 8 GNSS receivers
The Kenya Department of Surveys has acquired eight Focus 30 total stations and an additional eight Epoch 50 GNSS receivers as part of an ongoing major effort to adjudicate land and prepare deeds.
According to the Lands Cabinet Ministry, until recently 67 percent of the country had yet to be adjudicated even as the work was supposed to be completed within 20 years after it was commissioned in 1957 by the British colonial government.
To fix the problem, the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta began a major push two years ago to produce 3 million titles by 2017. Recently, it was announced by the Land Surveys Department that 800,000 title deeds had been prepared and are being distributed.
Oakar Services Ltd., a leading East Africa geospatial firm, provided the consulting services that led to the Department of Land Survey’s purchase of the Spectra Precision total stations and GNSS receivers. Headquartered in Nairobi, Oakar operates through a business partner network to deliver spatial solutions that enable its clients to become high-performing businesses and government agencies.
Spectra Precision is an established brand known for delivering quality products to the survey and construction markets. Focusing on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, Spectra Precision offers a complete product portfolio including global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), global positioning systems (GPS), optical total stations, data collection hardware, field and office software, as well as a wide range of construction tools.