Conference Agenda

09-03: Potential and pitfalls of using drone imagery
Thursday, 28/Mar/2019:
8:30am - 10:00am

Session Chair: Edward Anderson, World Bank group, Tanzania
Location: MC 2-800


Governance frameworks for the sustainable implementation of UAVs in Rwanda.

Ine Buntinx, César Casiano, Joep Crompvoets

KU Leuven, Belgium

Conventional systematic survey approaches adapted from western perspectives have been found to be of limited value in supporting vulnerable communities in East Africa. At this pace, it would take centuries to deliver adequate coverage. To respond to this challenge, an alternative approach entitled ‘fit-for-purpose’ (FFP) approach has been developed. Within this context unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are increasingly gaining importance. The aim of this paper is therefore to introduce the application of a new developed framework named the ‘Fit-for-purpose governance assessment framework. This framework is an attempt to develop further the FFP approach from a governance perspective. To do so, we have conducted 37 semi-structured in-depth interviews with stakeholders from the government, private companies and NGO’s. By applying the FFP elements, we found that the Rwandan governance system is not yet flexible and upgradable, rather not inclusive and participatory, partly affordable but already attainable and reliable.


Smart cadaster. Coupling imagery from drones and street-view with proper incentives to promote sustainable urban cadasters in developing countries.

Victor Endo1, Luis Triveno2

1Global Land Alliance, Peru; 2World Bank, USA

Cadasters are broadly recognized as the core of land information systems and a key tool for land administration towards sustainable development. However, many developing countries are unable to address the institutional hurdles and financial constraints to build cadasters and more important, to maintain the land information current over time. This paper, through the analysis of specific case studies, provides a framework to overcome the institutional barriers that typically affect developing countries and a methodology to combine high-resolution imagery taken from the sky and from the street with algorithms to extract pertinent information that reduces the cost of cadastral surveys.


A study on supporting reservoir management using spatial information for preparations for drought

Jinwoo Park

LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corp., Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Global warming is causing various disasters and drought is one of them. Drought is a big issue not only in Korea but also in the whole world. As the drought continues, huge budgets are being spent every year, but the effect is insufficient. Countermeasures against agricultural drought are focused on the development of new water resources such as constructing a new reservoir. In order to solve agricultural drought, it is necessary to systematically investigate and manage the existing reservoirs.

Therefore, in this study, the purpose is to investigate the reservoirs, and to calculate the beneficiary areas receiving the water from the reservoirs on a monthly basis.