Web map application to support spatial planning, decision-making and transition towards climate-smart landscapes in the Taita Hills, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Johansson, Tino Petri
dc.contributor.author Heiskanen, Janne
dc.contributor.author Siljander, Mika
dc.contributor.author Pellikka, Petri Kauko Emil
dc.contributor.editor Koutsopoulos, Kostis
dc.contributor.editor de Miguel Gonzales, Rafael
dc.contributor.editor Donert, Karl
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-15T23:14:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-24T13:45:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-17
dc.identifier.citation Johansson , T P , Heiskanen , J , Siljander , M & Pellikka , P K E 2019 , Web map application to support spatial planning, decision-making and transition towards climate-smart landscapes in the Taita Hills, Kenya . in K Koutsopoulos , R de Miguel Gonzales & K Donert (eds) , Geospatial Challenges in the 21st Century . Springer, Cham , pp. 173-187 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04750-4_9
dc.identifier.other PURE: 96426544
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 6a58b890-bf8a-47eb-b119-8713e9d4b23f
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2381-5144/work/53825780
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6254-049X/work/107240288
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000618618500009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/324698
dc.description.abstract There is a growing demand for geospatial technologies and skills in Kenya due to on-going devolution of government to the county level, development of GIS-based National Land Management Information System, and digitalization of information and maps to databases. Furthermore, adaptation of agricultural production to the impacts of climate change, and its transition towards climate-smart landscape approach require support from geospatial technologies to stakeholders to sustainably manage land use interactions, such as soil, water and nutrients along with agro-forestry, livestock, husbandry, and forest and grassland utilization at landscape level. We developed a simple and visual Multifunctional Agricultural Landscape Mosaic (MALM) Story Map and Web Application to support this transition and adoption of open access geospatial technology among the universities, government organizations and NGOs in Kenya. The thematic content of the web application was designed to support climate change adaptation action planning in the target area with a focus on water resources, conservation agriculture, agro-forestry for the smallholder farms, and insect pest management. This chapter describes the emerging challenges of advancing geospatial technologies in Kenya, presents the results of a feasibility study of MALM and discusses its potential in supporting spatial planning and decision-making in climate change adaptation in the Taita Hills, southeast Kenya. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer, Cham
dc.relation.ispartof Geospatial Challenges in the 21st Century
dc.relation.isversionof 978-3-030-04749-8
dc.relation.isversionof 978-3-030-04750-4
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1171 Geosciences
dc.subject geospatial
dc.subject web mapping
dc.subject spatial planning
dc.subject landscapes
dc.subject climate
dc.subject Kenya
dc.title Web map application to support spatial planning, decision-making and transition towards climate-smart landscapes in the Taita Hills, Kenya en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Department of Geosciences and Geography
dc.contributor.organization Global Atmosphere-Earth surface feedbacks
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04750-4_9
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.relation.funder Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-04750-4_9
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