Rwanda implements the first Land Use Mapping Portal in Africa

Rwandans can now easily access land-use plans and other spatial data through the National Land Use Planning Portal (NLUPP).

The portal, the first of its kind in Africa, has been established on Esri's ArcGIS platform by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“Disseminating national and district land use plans to the public, facilitating access to information related to land use planning in Rwanda and increasing awareness and education on land use planning in Rwanda” are the primary objectives of the effort, according to the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority.

The NLUPP will help to increase awareness and transparency on land use planning in the country and the transparency, facilitate cooperation among data holders and end-users, and provide a platform for potential data integration.