Virtual Kenya

Client  WRI (World Resource Institute)
Brief description

Upande Ltd. and WRI designed the Virtual Kenya platform. Virtual Kenya is a website based on WRI's Natures Benefits of Kenya atlas. Upande has been uploading data from this atlas and from other sources, besides providing training and creating awareness about the platform.



Dairy Farmer Mapping

Upande has been awarded a contract to carry out mobile based dairy data collection. The purpose of the excercise is to locate farmers, milk collection points and milk collection routes. The data collected will be analysed to improve the daily logistics of the collection ultimately to boost income generation and livelihood for the farmers.

In November 2011 Upande Ltd. carried out a mapping exercise of Kiambaa Dairy Cooperative farmers.

The idea is to locate farmers, milk collection points and milk collection routes.

The data collected is then presented digitally on maps, making it easy to be analysed to improve the daily logistics of the collection and – ultimately – to boost income generation and livelihoods of the farmers.

The project, funded by SNV-Netherlands is a collaboration with Friesland Campina the leading Dutch Creamery and Agriterra, a Dutch NGO with focus on farmer cooperatives.


Data was collected using Open Data Kit, with mapping work carried out by some of the experienced MapKibera mappers.

More news on this project will follow in the next few months!

NDI Mapping work

The National Democratic Institute is a non profit, non partisan organisation working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

In 2010, Upande Ltd. worked with NDI in providing mapping services to be used for the development of an election monitoring tool and the analysis of voting patterns.

This results were first tested around the constitutional referendum held in 2010.  

Wangari Maathai Climate Change Tour

The Wangari Maathai Climate Change Tour was the first project carried out by Upande Ltd. The Google Earth Tour on Kenya's climate change adaptation, was developed together with SEI's (Stockholm Environmental Institute) Tom Downing and his team. The tour highlights the effects of climate change on Kenya's environment, including changes in rainfall patterns over the years and the effect on humans, livestock and wildlife. We were very fortunate to be able to work together with the late Professor Wangari Maathai of the Greenbelt Movement, who did the voice over for the tour.

The tour can be viewed online on Virtual Kenya's section with Google Earth tours.

Flametree Systems

Client  FlameTree Systems
Brief description

The tool is based on open source webgis components and allows staff of the county office to access their spatial data in a browser.

Website Makueni GIS


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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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