GIS and Mapping

Example Project: GIS Data for REDD+ in Jambi and Central Sulawesi Provinces, Indonesia

Hatfield completed the Provision of Baseline Data and Cadastral Maps projects for the United National Development Programme (UNDP) and Indonesian Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Taskforce. Project objectives included the provision of baseline data and cadastral maps relevant to the REDD+ implementation requirements within the provinces to support to the National REDD+ Taskforce and provincial partners.

Tutupan Lahan Sulawesi Tengah 2000-2014 KLHKThrough data identification and collection, stakeholder engagement and coordination, workshops and training, participatory mapping, and data assessment and quality assurance in each province, Hatfield developed a centralized data and map repository for each province. Hatfield also produced an Atlas summarizing thematic maps for each province. In Central Sulawesi, this included the development and launch of a Central Sulawesi Province Geoportal ( to share the data to REDD+ policy makers and other stakeholders.

Data collected and analyzed included basemap for the province and thematic maps covering forestry and biodiversity, land cover, concession permits (forest management, conservation areas, community forest, mining, plantation, etc.), carbon stock, demographic, socio-cultural and socio-economic data.  For Central Sulawesi, Hatfield verified the Reference Emission Level (REL) and calculated forest degradation and forest conversion over periods of time. Stakeholder use and sharing of the database was promoted through extensive consultations and training and capacity building activities with the aim to produce a provincial ‘reference map’ endorsed by all relevant stakeholders.

Hatfield emphasized “data ownership” within communities, local government and the provincial government. Future management and maintenance of the baseline data and cadastral maps will be supported by the province, as part of sub-national Indonesia REDD+ implementation. The baseline data and cadastral mapping result was presented and endorsed by the provincial and national stakeholders.

The UNDP was founded in 1965 and is the United Nations’ global development network which advocates for change by connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build better lives. The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nation’s collaborative initiative on REDD+ in developing countries.

The UN-REDD Programme, launched in 2008, builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United National Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme. The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally-led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation.

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