Featured Project: MAJISYS/IWRAP

We are happy to announce the signing of a contract through WWF for offering various technical services to the Integrated Water Resource Allocation Programme (IWRAP) project.

IWRAP was started to spearhead efforts to boost effective water regulation and governance, sustainable land and natural resource use, and sustainable development in the Lake Naivasha Basin and the catchment areas. IWRAP is funded by the Dutch Embassy of Nairobi and is a partnership involving WRMA, Imarisha, WWFDeltares and ITC

Upande will help develop a collaboration platform for all partners, components of the MAJISYS platform, data replication services as well as various web services. Watch this space!

Featured project: Enugu Virtual Streets

Upande has recently further expanded its frontiers by taking on a project in Nigeria together with Benjamin Knight & Associates and the Ministry of Lands of Enugu State government. The project dubbed 'Enugu Virtual Streets' not only gives panoramic interactive navigation of the streets of Enugu, but also gives access to thousands of POIs (points of interest), land marks, business listings, etc. collected through partner company Global Geomatics. This data will be made accessible through a website and a series of apps for platforms including Android, iPhone/iPad and BlackBerry as well as through SMS.

Upande has collected hundreds of panoramic scenes through sister company Kontent's 360tours product. Some panoramas were captured from the air using UAV technology. Upande is also processing a detailed orthophoto production for the entire metropolis area using UAV technology. More information on the partners involved, the apps developed and links will be posted after the launch early next year.

Tanzania Ghana Data Journalism Bootcamp

We are very excited to announce that Upande staff will be participating in the upcoming Data Journalism Bootcamps in Tanzania and Ghana, both in October 2012, partnering with The World Bank Institute and Africa Media Initiative

Our role will be to introduce journalists to data scraping and cleaning tools, as well as analysis and visualization tools that can help tell the story the data contains.

We are honoured to be part of this series which will complement the work we already did with these partners in Moldova and South Africa.

Upande's Virtual Kenya on CNN


After having been featured on Google's recently launched MoreThanAMap website featuring Upande as 1 of the 6 global developers, we have gotten further great exposure from CNN who have featured our work in their blog post titled Improving the world, one map at a time.

At the end of this month we will receive further exposure through Google's Geo Developer Blog. Great recognition for our work and kudos to the team for having made this all happen!!

Featured project: Virtual Kenya

Virtual Kenya is an online interactive platform, with related materials (in DVD) for those with no access to the Internet. It is designed to provide improved access to high quality spatial data and mapping technology to allow more people to use and interact with spatial data in their educational and professional pursuits.

This is achieved through various:


Upande is powering map services for new real estate platform Anza.co.ke

What we offer

Upande is an innovative GIS firm based in Nairobi Kenya offering largely Open Source based Geographical Information Systems based solutions to local and international clients. Click here to read more about some of our recent work.


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