Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Nepal’s Land Sector

Nepal has made recent and welcoming strides in the area of land policy and related legislation in recent years. The new Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration policies and government initiatives embrace new ways of data collection for land administration purposes.

Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is an emerging option. In the land administration domain, UAVs have already been piloted and demonstrated in a range of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) member countries, as well as countries across eastern and southern Africa. 

The tool has particular strength in areas with heavily undulating terrain, dynamic geological contexts (e.g. disaster prone), where high-resolution and up-to-date data are needed.

Multi-stakeholder dialogue and workshop series

Nepal has a quickly emerging UAV sector with applications in the health domain already evident. A multi-stakeholder dialogue and workshop series conducted by Kadaster revealed Nepal is well placed in terms of laws, capacity, and collaboration for supporting the country-wide application of UAVs in the land sector.


This article was published in Abroad edition December 2019.
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