Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

Representatives of RCMRD during the launch of the MODIS receiving station

RCMRD installs MODIS satellite data 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....
Welcoming remarks were delivered by UNOOSA's director Ms Simonetta Di Pippo

Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and its partners, the German Aerospace Center, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and Secure World Foundation, successfully held the "United Nations/Germany Expert...
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....

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
  • 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

 

  • 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.

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Get in touch

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

Alternative Contact:
Denis Macharia
Disaster Lead, RCMRD/SERVIR-Africa
Phone +25472 5816711
dmacharia85@gmail.com

Address:
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
Off Kasarani Road
Nairobi
Kenya
http://www.rcmrd.org

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