RCMRD

Ninth Ministerial Conference of the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

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The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the then Organization of African Unity, today African Union. It is an inter-governmental organization and currently has 15 contracting Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions namely; Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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Date: 

17/11/2014 to 19/11/2014

Venue City: 

Addis Ababa

Venue Country: 

  • Ethiopia

Event Organisers: 

Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

Co-organisers: 

Ethiopian Mapping Agency (EMA)

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NASA supplies high-resolution topographical data to the African continent

Topographic image of the Swartberg Mountains in South Africa's Northern Cape Province

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, US Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach and US Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Reuben Brigety convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to debate over the means available to lessen the consequences of global climate change in Africa.

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Wed, 19/11/2014 - 08:17

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41

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RCMRD installs MODIS satellite data receiving station

Representatives of RCMRD during the launch of the MODIS receiving station

RCMRD, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, and host of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya, recently installed and launched a new satellite receiving station.

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Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:08

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37
Tue, 07/15/2014

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RCMRD: East African Global Land Cover Workshop

Vegetation map of Eastern Africa during the severe drought of 2011

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), hosted the East African Global Land Cover Workshop from 10 to 14 March 2014. The workshop was organized in partnership with the Interior International Technical Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:44

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Mon, 03/24/2014

Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of

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Short title: 

Recommended Practices on Space Technologies and Disaster

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00

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Mon, 02/03/2014

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Regional Support Offices: SDI-Africa Newsletter for June available

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nairobi, Kenya - the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) - regularly prepares a Spatial Data Infrastructure Newsletter for the African continent on behalf of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association.

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Publishing Date: 

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 12:03

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Wed, 06/20/2012

February 2012 Updates

Issue Date: 

Mon, 05/03/2012
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UN-SPIDER News

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Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

Short Title: 

RCMRD
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The Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a cooperation agreement on the occasion of the UN-SPIDER Regional Workshop – “Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for

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At a glance: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Kenya is hosted by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).

Available expertise: 

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office hosted by RCMRD has staff with varied expertise in applied geo-informatics and geo-management with the combined experience of more than 35 years of its existence.

Facilities and infrastructure:

RCMRD has 3 computer laboratories, 4MBps up/down Internet, 2 Satellite dishes for products download and state of the art servers for geoprocessing.

Available databases and space-based information: 

Space Based:

  • Landsat Products- MSS,TM, ETM (+)
  • Envisat Products- MERIS, ASAR, ATSAR
  • EUMETSAT Products- MSG, METOP,SAF-LSA, SEVIRI,VGT4Africa, MODIS Fire, etc
  • SPOT SCENE Coverage
  • QUICKBIRD/WORLDVIEW Coverage
  • IKONOS/GEOEYE Coverage, etc

 

Other datasets:

  • Selected topographic maps
  • Regional vector databases

 

About the host institution: 

RCMRD, established in 1975, is a premier centre of excellence in the provision of geo-information and allied information communication applications. As part of its mandate, RCMRD, through its programme on early warning, offers capacity building, research, development and innovation services utilizing space technology for disaster risk reduction, disaster management and emergency response.

Capacity Building: 

  • CREST hydrological model
<p><strong>Main Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Mr. Laurent Vincent Mtaroni</em><br /> Ag. Dir Remote Sensing, GIS and Mapping Department<br /> +25472 3786161<br /> <a href="lvmtaroni@rcmrd.org">lvmtaroni@rcmrd.org</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Alternative Contact:</strong><br /> <em>Denis Macharia</em><br /> Disaster Lead, RCMRD/SERVIR-Africa<br /> Phone +25472 3786161<br /> <a href="mailto:dmacharia@rcmrd.org">dmacharia@rcmrd.org</a></p> <p><strong>Address:</strong><br /> Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development<br /> Off Kasarani Road<br /> Nairobi<br /> Kenya<br /> <a target="_blank" title="http://www.rcmrd.org" href="http://www.rcmrd.org">http://www.rcmrd.org</a></p>

June 2011

November 2010

Issue Date: 

Fri, 03/12/2010
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UN-SPIDER News

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