Stanford Social Innovation Review: Mapping Land Titles From the Sky

December 22, 2016 — Stanford Social Innovation Review highlights The Asia Foundation’s work using drone technology to improve land titling in the Philippines and quotes the Foundation’s Program Director, Economic Reform and Development Entrepreneurship Jaime Faustino:

Jaime Faustino proudly describes the scene: people huddled around a picnic table in Cordova, a small island municipality in the Philippines, drawing lines around their homes on a high-resolution map. A drone flying overhead created the map minutes before, giving these Cordova residents their first aerial view of the land they live on. They hope to use it to apply for formal titles for that land…

Meanwhile, The Asia Foundation is also using unmanned aerial vehicles to map the sprawling outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to better understand how to extend municipal services out to the shantytowns.

Related locations: Philippines
Related programs: Technology & Development

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