County Lands and Urban Development Department Enhances GIS Lab with E4IMPACT Support

County Executive Committee member for Lands, Housing, Physical Planning, and Urban Development, Esther Chellmo, along with Chief Officer Mathew Rionokol, received hardware support from E4IMPACT for the department's GIS lab.

During the handover of the LAN switch, trunkings, Ethernet cables, knockouts, UPS, and other hardware, Dr. Bernadette Mutinda from E4IMPACT emphasized the ongoing support the organization has provided to the County government, particularly in capacity building. She stressed the importance of leveraging the training and skills acquired to ensure the success of the county's GIS lab projects.

The department, represented by the CEC and Chief Officer, expressed gratitude for the comprehensive support in training, hardware, software, and human resources. This assistance is expected to maximize the county's geo-information systems (GIS) potential.

Dr. Mutinda also highlighted the positive impact of the collaboration between the two organizations, noting that the initiative will significantly enhance the county's ability to visualize, analyze, and interpret spatial data, leading to more effective and efficient solutions to complex problems.

The event featured presentations from various county GIS officers, including Musa Achipa, Egline Rotich, Mourine Nasimiyu, Leah Chenangat, Lydia Chepkura, Hosea Krop, and Geoffrey Wafula. They showcased projects such as the preparation of RIM cadastre, Nasolot game reserve ecosystem mapping, county tourism attraction sites mapping, Kapenguria Municipality local landmarks, landslide-prone areas mapping, and schools mapping in Siyoi ward.