RCMRD: East African Global Land Cover Workshop

Vegetation map of Eastern Africa during the severe drought of 2011
Vegetation map of Eastern Africa during the severe drought of 2011
Credits: NASA

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).

The workshop enhanced the capacity of developing country partners to improve techniques to generate and/or update existing land cover information using satellite imagery. During the workshop land cover mapping experts from Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Kenya actively participate in a review of the USGS 30 meter Land Cover dataset and methodologies.