Using drones to map land in Tanzania, Uhurulabs ensures the accurate measurement of land and improves possibilities for securing people’s land rights.

Uhurulabs maps land in Tanzania using drones to provide accurate and effective aerial surveys. Most people in the country have no formal documentation to prove they own their land. This leaves them at risk of losing their land to infrastructure, tourism, and development projects. Acquiring formal documentation for land rights contributes towards better landownership security, allows landowners to obtain bank loans, and helps governments to tax owners correctly. Using drones for mapping in Africa, where only about 30% of the land has been mapped, will enable people to rightfully claim rights over their land.

This solution was featured in Unchaining Land Rights market of the 2018 Global Opportunity Report, and was selected based on the criteria of that report. 

How the Global Goals are addressed

No Poverty

Obtaining land measurements can reduce potential conflicts and land theft, enabling landowners to earn a steady income, without fear of losing any land.

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Ensuring land rights with exact measurements can sustain economic growth, as people obtain access to a range of financial services to further invest in their land.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Employing drones to measure land is an innovative technological solution which enables better access to information and can spark development in a range of other services.