Speaker Bio & Abstract
University of Twente
BiographyMila Koeva is an Assistant Professor at University Twente, International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC. Her main areas of expertise include 3D land information, image data acquisition and processing (satellite, aerial, and UAVs), and automatic feature extraction for cadastral mapping and urban planning, among others. More specific, her research focus is on the implementation of innovative geospatial methods based on remotely sensed data in support of 3D urban modelling and cadastre (Digital twins). She was a Project Coordinator of its4land H2020 project. She is co-chair ISPRS WG IV/10 and guest editor for MDPI RS4LA2. Abstract“its4land”- Geospatial technology innovations for land tenure security in East AfricaSub-Saharan Africa is facing the immense challenge to rapidly and cheaply map millions of unrecognized land rights. Good land records help to deliver tenure security, dispute reduction, investment opportunities, and good governance. Existing approaches for mapping and recording these land rights have failed. Therefore, the main objective of the Horizon 2020 “its4land” project was to develop an innovative suite of land tenure recording tools inspired by geo-information technologies that respond to end-user needs and market opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, reinforcing an existing strategic collaboration between EU and East Africa.