About

SmartSkeMa is a software tool for documentating both formal and (so-called) informal, customary, or indigenous land tenures. Land data captured using SmartSkeMa can faithfully represent the nature of tenure according to local customs while being compatible with data models used by official land administration systems.

Why SmartSkeMa?

There is a lack of software tools to support the management of informal, customary, or indigenous land tenure information. Existing tools do not have the functionalities required to faithfully represent local land customs as well as adequate user interaction modalities to facilitate independent execution of land administration processes by communities. SmartSkeMa addresses both challenges and more!

Demo Videos

The following videos demonstrates the workflow of SmartSkeMa system and use cases in Kenya and Ethiopia

SmartSkeMa online demo

Use Cases

Mapping Farm Parcels in Robit Bata, Ethiopia

The use case demonstrates the integration of farm parcel boundaries with existing spatial datasets.
Tools used:
■ SmartSkeMa: extract non-visible boundaries of parcel drawn on transparent sheets.
■ Boundary Delineator: extract the visible boundaries of the form parcels.
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Mapping Residential Parcels in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Clip 3)

This use case demonstrates updating land tenure records for residential parcels from orthophotos and participatory mapping.
Tools used: UAV Ortho Generator, SmartSkeMa, Boundary Delineator.
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Mapping Residential Parcels in Musanze, Rwanda (Clip 1)

The use case demonstrates updating land tenure records for residential parcels drawn on top of UAV image during participatory mapping exercies Musanze village.
Tools used: UAV Ortho Generator and SmartSkeMa.
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Mapping Community Lands in Kajiado, Kenya

The use case demonstrates the integration of spatial/non-spatial information drawn on plain piece of paper with existing spatial datasets. These sketch maps have been collected through community mapping exercises with a Maasai community in Kajiado, Kenya.
Tools: SmartSkeMa
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Team

Our dedicated team members in the project

Dr. Malumbo Chipofya

Dr. Sahib Jan

Prof. Dr. Angela Schwering

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