Kenya Land Survey Efforts Aided with Spectra Precision Equipment

Nairobi (June 8th, 2015) — The Kenya Department of Surveys has acquired eight FOCUS 30 total stations and an additional eight EPOCH 50 GNSS receivers as part of an ongoing major effort to adjudicate land and prepare deeds. According to Lands Cabinet Secretary, Charity Ngilu, until recently 67 percent of Kenya had yet to be adjudicated even as the work was supposed to be completed within 20 years after it was commissioned in 1957 by the British colonial government. To rectify the problem the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta two years ago began a major new push to produce three million titles by 2017. Recently, it was announced by the Land Surveys Department that 800,000 title deeds had been prepared and are being distributed.

The new Spectra Precision equipment is also being used in the construction of the Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) project, a new transport corridor comprised of a railway, fiber optic cable and oil pipeline that will connect South Sudan and Ethiopia, through Kenya, to the port city of Lamu, Kenya.

Oakar Services Ltd., a leading East Africa geospatial firm, provided the consulting services that led to the Department of Land Survey’s purchase of the Spectra Precision total stations and GNSS receivers.

About Kenya Department of Surveys

Established in May 2014, the Kenya Department of Surveys responsibilities include: establishing and maintaining a national geodetic control network; producing and maintaining plans of property boundaries in support of land registration and ensuring the security of land tenure; updating national topographical maps; inspecting and maintaining national and international boundaries; conducting hydrographic surveys; exploration and exploitation of natural resources of rivers, lakes, seas and oceans; providing quality control and assurance of geographical data produced by other organizations and establishing and maintaining National Spatial Data Infrastructure (N.S.D.I).

About Oakar Services Ltd.

Oakar Services is a leading geospatial consulting firm in East Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi, Oakar Services operates through a business partner network to deliver spatial solutions that enable its clients to become high-performing businesses and government agencies.

About the Spectra Precision Brand

Spectra Precision is an established brand known for delivering quality products to the survey and construction markets. Focusing on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, data collection hardware, field and office software, as well as a wide range of construction tools.

Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes technologies for optimal efficiency. With convenience and reliability as the foundation of the Spectra Precision brand, it is an ideal choice for value. The Spectra Precision brand is backed with the strong technical support that users have come to expect from a quality name in surveying and construction.

About Spectra Precision Robotic Total Stations

The FOCUS 30 solutions in Robotic, LockNGo and StepDrive models are all available in 2”, 3” or 5” accuracies and are controlled by the Spectra Precision Survey Pro field software using an onboard Windows CE touch screen interface. Spectra Precision data collectors can also control the FOCUS 30 externally and remotely. The company has just launched the new FOCUS 35 Series solutions in Robotic, LockNGo and StepDrive models and all are available in 1”, 2”, 3” and 5” accuracies.

About Spectra Precision GNSS Receivers

The Spectra Precision range of GNSS receivers delivers the latest technology at an affordable price.
This complete range of products caters for all survey applications and conditions – from an entry level L1 GPS system to the latest GNSS real-time RTK and Network RTK technology and are supported with a choice of Spectra Precision handheld data controllers, Survey Pro field software and Spectra Precision Survey Office (SPSO) software.

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