A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, markings of heights, and administrative zones. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning.
|Available free of charge||No|
|In an open and machine-readable format||Photocopies of the topographic maps are available, at a cost.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|characteristics||Scale of 1:250.000, Markings of national infrastructure, Markings of relief/heights, Markings of water stretches, National borders, Administrative boundaries (level 2), Coordinates of administrative boundaries||Note 1: According to Resilience in East African Landscapes [http://www.real-project.eu/cartography-and-map-resources/]: “For requests and copyright permissions a formal letter stating the academic reasoning and uses for the requested materials and the reference numbers needs to be submitted to the Director of Surveys on official letterhead. Orders that will cross multiple sections can be facilitated by submitting a number of copies of the request. Air photo requests will be processed by the Air Survey Section. Cadastral maps (1964 1:50 000 cadastral overlays and topotcadastral maps) are processed by the Cadastral Section. Cadastral overlays require permission from the Chief Cartographer of the Cadastral Section for reproductions to be made. This may require an additional letter and approval. Costs may be approximately 450 KES per 1:50 000 paper photocopy. An archive of older editions of topographical maps can be found at the Topographical Records. These maps cannot be removed – although photographing maps older than 50 years old may be permitted. Some digital scans remain on some computers in the room (mainly 3rd edition DOS 1:50 0000 maps; although, others exist).” http://www.real-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/KenyaIndexMapPublic.jpg.|
|Collector name||Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development, Department of Surveys - Survey of Kenya||According to http://www.un-spider.org/links-and-resources/institutions/survey-kenya-sok.|