Designing a land information system for rural land use planning in Zimbabwe: a situational analysis and feasibility study report
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The objective of this project was to investigate the feasibility of constructing a national Land/Geographic Information System (LIS/GIS) for the purposes of rural land use planning that would be easily accessed by different stakeholders. Existing institutional structures of organisations that use spatial data were looked at. These were the Department of Agricultural Research and Extension, the Department of the Surveyor General, the Deeds Registry, the Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Commission, and the World Wide Fund for Nature. Issues pertaining to data acquisition, human resources, computer hardware and software capabilities were investigated. The Department of the Surveyor General came out as the leading supplier and source of digital data in Zimbabwe As a result, it was suggested as the most logical choice for housing the Land/Geographic Information System, and consequently would oversee all issues on digital data.