Provision of Orthophoto Maps in Colour for Various Parts of Ghana

Land Administration Project Unit, Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines
Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

The Land Administration Project (LAP-1) was the first phase of a commitment by the Government of Ghana to use the Land Administration Programme to reduce poverty and enhance economic/social growth by improving security of tenure, simplifying the process of acquiring land by the populace, developing the land market and fostering prudent land management by establishing an efficient system of land administration, both state and customary based on clear, coherent polices and laws supported by appropriate institutional structures.

The project had multi-donor support with development partners including the International Development Association, Nordic Development Fund (NDF), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The rest are German Bank for Reconstruction (KFW).

Services included:
– Aerial photography 1:10 000 (approx. 14,000 images), totaling 15,500 km2
– production of digital orthophotos in scale 1:2 500 with the nominal Ground Sample Distance (GSD) 20 cm
– submission of approx. 33,000 pcs size A1 printed orthophotos for 65 separate project areas