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Journal Articles & Books
April 2017
Argentina

The inability to monitor wetland drag coefficients at a regional scale is rooted in the difficulty to determine vegetation structure from remote sensing data. Based on the fact that the backscattering coefficient is sensitive to marsh vegetation structure, this paper presents a methodology to estimate the drag coefficient from a combination of SAR images, interaction models and ancillary data.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Argentina

Los Sensores Remotos se han convertido en los últimos tiempos en una herramienta importante para la planificación territorial, debido a la originalidad metodológica con la cual operan y el amplio espectro de observación de la superficie terrestre.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Kenya

This paper describes the development of a Land Information Management System (LIMS) for County Governments in Kenya. In the new Constitution 2010, devolution of some national government functions and formation of county governments was provided for. These invoked the development of new land laws to guide the devolution processes and procedures.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017
Global

This LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Kenya

The need for affirmative action and the mainstreaming of the commons community plus a comprehensive strategy to secure indigenous and community land has become a major global concern of the 21st century.

Projections of Future Land Use in Bangladesh under the Background of Baseline, Ecological Protection and Economic Development
Peer-reviewed publication
March 2017
Bangladesh

Land is one of the important input resources in a highly populous and land-scarce country such as Bangladesh. When different factors change (such as, geophysical, proximity, socioeconomic and climatic), there are dramatic changes in the spatial pattern of land uses.

Reports & Research
March 2017
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
Colombia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Indonesia
Liberia
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mexico
Myanmar
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Russia

Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor environmental impacts of ongoing activities, and ensure efficient and sustainable allocation of land.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Kenya

Women face many problems with regard to land inheritance and land rights in Kenya. Individual and community land ownership do not favour women. The reason for this is that ownership of land is patrilineal, which means that fathers share land amongst sons, while excluding daughters.

Manuals & Guidelines
February 2017
Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 apportions responsibility of planning to both National and County governments. The County Government Act, 2012 obligates county governments to prepare and implement County Integrated Development Plans (CIDP). The CIDPs are, according to the act, five year plans that will form the basis of annual budgetary allocation by the county governments.

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Legislation & Policies
February 2017
Gabon

La présente ordonnance porte orientation de l'urbanisme en République Gabonaise. A cet effet, elle fixe la planification urbaine.

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