Integrating remote sensing and census information for land securing in Nord Kivu, DRC.

  • Pietro De Marinis
  • G. G. Manfron
  • C. Sali
  • G. Provolo
  • A. Facchi
  • Guido Sali


Land disputes are considered both key sources and perpetuating factors of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Existing literature demonstrates that remote sensing (RS) is a useful tool for systematically monitor the spatial-temporal land use/land cover dynamics in many regions of the world. For this reason, in this paper we propose a methodology for the integration of different sources of information, namely satellite imagery and census information, in order to set up a Spatial Decision Support System aimed at Multi-Criteria Evaluation of potential pilot sites for agricultural development and refugees resettlement.