Between 2005 and 2011, Swedesurvey substantially and successfully contributed as a technical consultant in the implementation of a Digital Cadastral Information System in order to establish a digital cadastre system connected to the registration of deeds in Namibia. The project included cadastral surveying using cadastral data collecting, converting, scanning and loading legal cadastral information into the cadastral system. The project was approved in March, 2011.

Within a nationwide integrated geodesy project in Namibia Swedesurvey conducted TPS campaigns for the zero-order network and provided training for staff at the Directorate of Survey and Mapping (DSM). Swedesurvey has also assisted DSM to improve their business capabilities by providing consultancies in map production and IT infrastructure. In addition, Swedesurvey has undertaken a number of aerial photography missions in Namibia and updated the 1:50 000 topographic database at DSM. Furthermore, Swedesurvey provided a long-term GIS/Cartography adviser to assist the National Planning Commission in the 2001 Population and Housing Census.

Country area: 
825 418
Country inhabitants: 
Ovambo 50%, Kavango 10%, Herero 8%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, white 5%, other 15%
Country language: 
English 7%, Afrikaans 60%, German 32%, other 1%
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Country currency: 
Dollar (NAD)