Conférence : APPLICATION OF GIS IN LAND TRANSACTIONS IN PERI-URBAN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF JUABEN-EKYINISO

Peri-urban Ghana has experienced a numerous challenges in Land Transaction over the years. The absence of basic information such as available vacant land, market value, usage or particular purpose has made fair-market land transaction a difficult process. These challenges have become a major setback in the country’s socio-economic development. In order to improve the process, a topographic survey of the study area was carried, and the data obtained was integrated into the new National Geodetic Reference Network (GRN). A Topographic map at a scale of 1:2500 which was produced from the field survey was then digitized and a database was built. Various attribute data such as streams, farms, settlements etc were detailed and updated using GPS in order to support the spatial decision. A common database in GIS environment has been created to show detailed information pertaining to both occupied and vacant land, usage or purpose etc for the study area. A secretariat for land transactions has been furnished with the GIS information to supply potential buyers with first hand information. This has brought a great relief to both the chief and the prospective buyers since they are able to obtain information about the availability of vacant land and to ascertain the price of land for the locality.

Conférencier : JOSEPH OWUSU
Titre APPLICATION OF GIS IN LAND TRANSACTIONS IN PERI-URBAN GHANA: A CASE STUDY O
Organisme BUILDING AND ROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Courriel joeowusu@hotmail.com
Profil Joseph Owusu (Speaker) Joseph Owusu has B.Sc. in Geodetic Engineering and Mphil in Geomatics Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi- Ghana. He is currently a Research Scientist at the Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana. He has been involved in Research projects covering land titles and disputed parcels of land with the application of GIS. He is also part of the team that is currently working on the pilot project for the Systematic Land Survey for the Systematic Land Titling Registration in the country. He has been attending and presenting a lot of conference papers both local and International. Examples are: 1. FIG Regional Conference in Accra-Ghana in 2006 2. XXIII International FIG Congress in Germany (2006). www.fig2006.de. 3. Joint CIG/ISPRs conference on Geomatics for Disaster and Risk Management in 2007 in Toronto. 4. XXIV FIG INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. 5. Attending Seminars in B.R.R.I 2009 - 2011 Contact: Building and Road Research Institute, Box 40, UST. Kumasi – Ghana, E-mail: joeowusu@hotmail.com. Mobile: +233-244-274114.
Coauteurs et collaborateurs : AGNES ADDAI
Titre APPLICATION OF GIS IN LAND TRANSACTIONS IN PERI-URBAN GHANA: A CASE STUDY O
Organisme BRRI
Courriel anilove70@yahoo.com
Conférencier Non
Profil Agnes Addai Agnes Addai is a social scientist (B.A Political Studies, KNUST) and work at the Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana. She has been working on the Systematic Land Titling Registration for more than one year. Currently, she is part of the on – going Land Administrative Project of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, Ghana. She has also been attending a number of seminars and workshops in the area of Land Administrative Project. Contact address: Building and Road Research Institute, P. O. Box UP40, Kumasi Ghana Email: anilove70@yahoo.com , Mobile number: +233 020 878 584 9