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Tanzania turns to drones to bring peace in bitter fight for land

Aided by drones, more than 300,000 title deeds are expected to be issued in Ulanga, Kilombero and Malinyi districts in eastern Morogoro, under a project by the World Bank and local parastatal, the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).

GPS-enabled drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), can be used to conduct precise aerial surveys by capturing hi-res images that national planners can use to identify and digitise actual boundaries of disputed land.

Land experts say drones can get the work done more quickly and cheaply than traditional mapping methods which involve deploying surveyors to remote areas for weeks at a time.

Watch the Director Chris Morgan's film for the World Bank 'Tanzania: Using Drone Technology to Secure Land Rights'

Read the full article at news.trust.org

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