Cartographic activities in Uganda for the period 1988-1992
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The Department of Surveys and Mapping (formerly the Lands & Surveys Department) was established in about 1900 and developed rapidly into a well staffed department. Currently the Department is a major component of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and is mandated with the task of planning and carrying out all basic survey and mapping activities for the Country. The Department also co-ordinates and supervises all surveying and mapping activities carried out by other public and private institutions in the Country. It is virtually the sole source of basic topographic map data which are disseminated into the various economic sectors, where they serve as a basis for socio-economic planning and land use studies, irrigation projects, water-resources development, geological exploration, transport and communication planning and management, physical planning and urban infrastructure studies.