“Geomatics for Development”

1st to 2nd August 2019






The Advances in Geomatics Research Conference is a biennial event bringing together professionals, students, enthusiasts and innovators from different fields all with a common interest of Geomatics


College Of Engineering Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) Conference Hall


Thursday to Friday
1-2 August

About the Event

The Department of Geomatics and Land Management of Makerere University in Kampala Uganda is proud to announce the 5th biennial Advances in Geomatics Research Conference from the 1st – 2nd August 2019. This conference series builds on the success of the previous four conferences held in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. This year’s theme is:

“Geomatics for Development”

The conference is aimed at giving the participants the opportunity to share their work on how they have appropriated different Geomatics perspectives in addressing the current Development challenges we as a region face. The conference has received papers covering the following areas:

  • GIScience and GIS Applications
  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Positioning and Measuremen
  • Drone Technology
  • Spatial Information Management
  • GPS/GNSS Applications
  • Cadastre and Land Management

All accepted abstracts will appear in the conference book of abstracts. Only papers presented at the conference will appear in peer reviewed proceedings.

Conference Registration fees:

  • 300,000/=
  • $80

Payments can be made at The Department of Land Managment and Geomatics, New CEDAT Building Level 3, Room 3029

For direct bank transfers, please send an email to agrc@cedat.mak.ac.ug and the bank transfer details will be sent to you


Monday 22nd to Wednesday 31st July 2019

Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday 1st August 2019

Conference Day One

Friday 2nd August 2019

Conference Day Two

Event Schedule

Brenden Legros

ISPRS Summer School on Synthetic Aperture Radar(SAR)


Prof.Dr.Mahdi Motagh
GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences & Leibniz Univ.,Hannover.

Red Cross logo

Uganda Red Cross Humanitarian Mapping Workshop


Jurg Wilbrink – Data Delegate, 510 Team – The Netherlands Red Cross

Joel Kitutu – GIS Officer, Uganda Red Cross Society

Land degradation monitoring and assessment using Earth observation

Introduction to QGIS and mobile data collection training

GNSS Applications Training

Public Lecture 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

Session I Chair - Prof. Moses Musinguzi


Registration Desk

Opening Remarks

  1. Dr. Lydia Mazzi Kayondo
  2. Dr. Anthony Gidudu
  3. Principal
  4. DRGT
  5. Guest of Honor

Keynote Address 1

Prof. Tony Oyana

Group Photo

Health Break

Session II Dr. Lydia Mazzi Kayondo

Keynote Address 2

Prof.Dr. Mathias Schardt

Status of GNSS technology Infrastructure and Applications in Africa

Ms. Agnes Kobusinge

Spatial and Temporal Trend Analysis in Sand Dune Migration and its Potential Impact on Communities Livelihood - case study of northern Sudan

Dr. Aklilu Dinkneh Teklesadic

Spatio-temporal dynamics of commercial sugarcane cultivation and its implications on food security: A case study of Busoga Region, Eastern Uganda

Dr. Daniel Waiswa

Lunch Break

Breakaway Session IIIa Chair - Dr. John Richard Otukei

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Milly Mbuliro

The relationship between ground deformation, rainfall, soils characteristics and slope in Bududa District, Uganda.

Mr. Makabayi Brian

Assessing the impact of landcover changes on aerosol loading. A case of Kampala.

Ms. Judith Atukunda

Remote Sensing of Tree species' distribution in Budongo tropical forest of Uganda using Sentinel 2 and spectral reflectance.

Mr. Kissa Sam

Estimation of carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from Land Use Land Cover changes using remote sensing data. A case of Mbarara district in Uganda

Mr. Fidel Uwizeye

Assessing the Impact of Rainfall and Human Population Density on Vegetation

Ms. Stellamaris Nakachwa

Health Break and Departure at Leisure

Breakaway Session IIIb Chair - Mr. Ivan Bamweyana

UAVs for Precision Farming

Mr. Abraham Johannes Truter

Detecting water points characterization in Malawi by combining spatial data and UAV Imagery

Mr. Jurg Wilbrink

Improving flood damage assessments in data-scarce areas by retrieving building characteristics through automated UAV image processing. Case study of the Chikwawa district, Malawi.

Mr. Lucas Wouters

Drone for Cadastral Information System.

Dr. Ndour Mauhamadou Moustapha Mbacke

A Subject Domain Model of Kenya’s Cadastral System

Dr. Collins Mwange Mwungu

Development of a Cadastre and Deed Register for Uganda - A Tool for Land Management for Bibanja Owners and Government Institutional Land

Mr. Francis Tukundane

Health Break and Departure at Leisure

Session IV Chair - Dr. Richard Irumba


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Emmanuel Nkurunziza

Application of RIA Methodology for Developing a Policy for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Uganda

Prof. Moses Musinguzi

Defining a Sustainable Approach to an Effective Land Administration System - A case of Uganda

Mr. Jonatan Ochom

Health Break

Breakaway Session Va Chair - Mr. Augustus Aturinde

Measuring Disaster data Interoperability in Uganda

Mr. Allan Mazimwe

Mapping for Community Resilience: A Case of Kyaka II Refugee Settlement

Ms. Ingrid Martha Kintu

The Applications of Geospatial (GIS) Technology for Real-Time Optimization of East Africa’s Oil and Gas Assets

Mr. James Ecau

Lunch Break

Breakaway Session Vb Chair - Dr. Ronald Ssengendo

The evolving landscape of CORS technology and how it has contributed to surveying in Uganda

Mr. David Mulindwa

GPS and GNSS applications : To achieve an adequate GNSS coverage in Senegal

Dr. Ndour Mauhamadou Moustapha Mbacke

Evaluation of GNSS CORS Data Quality in UGANDA

Mr. Ogwang John Bosco

Ground Deformation Investigation using SBAS-InSAR and Sentinel 1A IW SAR Imagery in Bududa District, Uganda.

Mr. Makabayi Brian

Demonstrating the Benefits of Satellite Based augmentation Systems in Aviation Applications

Ms. Agnes Kobusinge

Lunch Break

Session VI Chair - Dr. Lillian Mono Wabineno

Datagrid Presentation

Mr. Deo Musisi


Mr. Bakaki Paul

GMES and Africa Project

Mr. Degelo Sendaba

Expendiencey of Pedestrian Crossings in Kampala's Planning and User's Perceptions

Mr. Emmanuel Turyagenda

The Royal Mile - Mengo: The Genesis, Cultural Conservation, Planning and Transformation

Mr. Micheal Mwase

Users’ Perceptions on Alleys in the Central Business District of Jinja

Mr. Aropet Isaac

Assessing the Impact of R/F and Human Population Density on Vegetation

Ms. StellaMaris Nakachwa



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