When it comes to water management in cities, planning service improvements cannot be done effectively without a proper GIS system. The first step of setting up the GIS is asset registry, which has not been done by many utilities yet. Key asset tracking of pipes, meters and valves is of utmost importance to water companies and water boards. Upande is developing a modular suite of tools that can be licensed by water boards or water companies.Read More
With the number of freely available GIS datasets and mobile apps growing yearly, particularly in the African setting, custodians of the data in charge of planning and monitoring need powerful and scalable tools to be able to use and keep these datasets up to date.
Though every country/country has its own needs, generic tools for basic query and visualization of information at various geographic levels is required by most organisations. Key asset tracking of pipes, meters and valves is of utmost importance to water companies and water boards.
Upande is developing a modular suite of tools that can be licensed by county governments. The platform dubbed CountyGIS consists of local and optional mobile and cloud based components.Read More
Virtual Kenya is a free online interactive platform. It is designed to provide improved access to high quality spatial data and cutting-edge mapping technology to allow more Kenyans to use and interact with spatial data in their educational and professional pursuits.
The Virtual Kenya website offers virtual tours, map information, a job board, etc. The website also features hundreds of interactive downloadable GIS datasets of Kenya. Virtual Kenya Services can also be used in your own application.Read More
InterAct offers cross cultural training and coaching to individuals and companies who want to improve their ability to live, work and communicate with people from various cultural backgrounds.Read More
It has become essential for businesses and organizations nowadays to distinguish themselves in order to get the attention of their target audiences. Infrastructure manager and planners need to be able to see from their office the surroundings of the assets they are managing, without wasting time by going to the field too many times. And Google StreetView might not be available in your area.Read More
In 2014 Upande has gotten extensively involved in using sensors to collect data from the field, either directly or through partners. Data collected ranges from water flow data, such as through WaSH GIS for KEWASCO (Kericho Water and Sanitation Company) to river level and meteorological data for the Mara Basin. We have successfully built up experience using proprietary low cost data loggers that have made Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) accessible for any Water Service Provider. Currently we have gone a step further and have successfully piloted low cost Open Source loggers such as BRCK and Arduino.
In order to better and more flexibly offer solutions to our clients, we have been developing a custom backend that receives any readings from sensors through a flexible Application Programming Interface that we have dubbed Vipimo.NET, your measurements now made accessible through the net. Watch this space!Read More
In June of 2017 the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) will be announcing the terms and conditions under which drones can legally be used in Kenya. Upande has built up experience in the use of drones in West Africa since 2014 and is looking to offer drone services in Kenya very soon. Our experience includes both fixed wing and rotary drones.
Fixed Wing Applications
- Digital Elevation Modeling (DEM)
- Contour generation
- Orthophoto production
- 3D flyover animations
- Precision farming
- Soil property & moisture analysis
- Crop health analysis
- Yield forecasting
- Biomass estimation
- Growth/coverage monitoring
- Aerial photography
- 360° panoramic photography (example)
- Inspection flights
- Aerial survey
- Fly over video production