Nairobi (June 9, 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 the Lands Cabinet Ministry, 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.
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.