Mapping and Land Use Analysis
Space2Live produces detailed maps and spatial visualizations of land use systems in order to track and document traditional land rights and land disputes. Open-source satellite imagery helps to identify existing farming systems and to demarcate traditional plot boundaries even in very remote areas. GPS-tracking of plot boundaries, either done by or in cooperation with local communities and organizations, increases the quality and accuracy of the data.
The maps can be used by affected communities and trustful partners to protect traditional land rights in conflicting situations. The aim is to avert land grabbing and evictions before they take place by demonstrating where land is already in use. Information on traditional agriculture and natural systems can be a help policy-makers to support sustainable resource management rather than leasing the land for industrial production.