Base cartography at proper scale for land and water management is rarely present in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Despite the massive presence of international cooperation programs and projects carried out in various LDCs, a low budget is usually allocated for base data retrieval helpful for a wide range of on-site actions. A food security project in Burkina Faso, aiming at increasing the agricultural production through supporting farmers’ unions, is herein used as a case study. In this framework update cartography at large scale was needed in order to plan Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) interventions at catchment scale. However, best existing official maps dated 1984 and were at 1.50.000 scale, a highly coarse detail level to intervene at the defined scale. Data at higher resolution were available at the national cartographic institute, obtained from aerial surveys performed in the last decade. Remote sensed data allowed to perform feature extraction over the areas of interest, thus updating the existing cartography and making it suitable for the foreseen activities such as hydrological modeling and land and water management planning.

Base cartography for land and water management in Sahel / Angeluccetti, Irene; Steffenino, Sara. - (In corso di stampa). ((Intervento presentato al convegno Research Forum dedicated to Remote Sensing for Developing Countries tenutosi a Matera (IT) nel 05/06/2013.

Base cartography for land and water management in Sahel

ANGELUCCETTI, IRENE;STEFFENINO, SARA
In corso di stampa

Abstract

Base cartography at proper scale for land and water management is rarely present in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Despite the massive presence of international cooperation programs and projects carried out in various LDCs, a low budget is usually allocated for base data retrieval helpful for a wide range of on-site actions. A food security project in Burkina Faso, aiming at increasing the agricultural production through supporting farmers’ unions, is herein used as a case study. In this framework update cartography at large scale was needed in order to plan Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) interventions at catchment scale. However, best existing official maps dated 1984 and were at 1.50.000 scale, a highly coarse detail level to intervene at the defined scale. Data at higher resolution were available at the national cartographic institute, obtained from aerial surveys performed in the last decade. Remote sensed data allowed to perform feature extraction over the areas of interest, thus updating the existing cartography and making it suitable for the foreseen activities such as hydrological modeling and land and water management planning.
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