Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

Vegetation map of Eastern Africa during the severe drought of 2011

RCMRD: East African Global Land Cover Workshop

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....
Mission team of the Kenya Technical Advisory Mission

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya

From 3 to 7 March 2014, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Kenya in order to assess the current state and the potential of using space-based information for Disaster risk...
Participants of the 5th UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices meeting, 13 February

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices: Fifth annual meeting in Vienna

UN-SPIDER successfully concluded the fifth annual meeting of its Regional Support Offices in the premises of the United Nations Office at Vienna. The meeting took place on 13 and 14...

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

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.

Space Based:

  • Landsat Products- MSS,TM, ETM (+)
  • Envisat Products- MERIS, ASAR, ATSAR
  • SPOT SCENE Coverage
  • IKONOS/GEOEYE Coverage, etc


Other datasets:

  • Selected topographic maps
  • Regional vector databases


  • CREST hydrological model
  • GIS & Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) for general applications & Mobile Mapping/GIS Post Graduate Certificate Course in Application of Earth Observation and GIS in Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Digital Photogrammetry

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.


Get in touch

Main Contact:
Dr. Tesfaye Korme
Director Remote Sensing, GIS and Mapping Department
+25472 3786161

Alternative Contact:
Denis Macharia
Disaster Lead, RCMRD/SERVIR-Africa
Phone +25472 5816711

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
Off Kasarani Road

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