The world's human population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050.
The pressure on land and the world's natural resources to sustain this population will be immense.
How we choose to sustainably manage these lands will make all the difference.
Landpotential.org is a global partnership committed to developing and supporting the adoption of freely available technology and tools for sustainable land use management, monitoring, and connecting people across the globe.
LandPKS promotional video
Music Credit: Xavier Rudd, "Follow the Sun"
Universal Music Australia
UN feedback on LandPKS mobile apps
Empowering Pastoralists: How mobile technology is protecting land and connecting communities
LandPKS data display for Namibia
The application suite LandPKS 2.0.10 is now available to download.
Web apps are accessible here.
This is part of a suite of applications released starting in April 2015 to serve as site characterization and vegetation monitoring tools for use by land managers in Kenya and Namibia. Design modifications are ongoing, and are implemented based on user feedback.
API accessible here.
Jobs with LandPKS:
Global Coordinator – Las Cruces NM or possible Boulder CO (listed as NMSU Research Asst Professor)
We are recruiting a Global Coordinator to serve as the primary interface between current and potential adopters of the LandPKS, and our app development and modeling teams.
This is a very exciting opportunity for a well-organized returned individual with some overseas conservation/development experience (e.g. Peace Corps). The ideal candidate would have excellent people and organizational skills, and appreciate both the potential for, and limitations of, mobile technology to support food security, sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation, rural livelihoods, and biodiversity conservation. US employment eligibility required. Masters degree and US employment eligibility required. Posting here and email@example.com for more information.
LandPKS Lead Programmer – Boulder
We are expanding our development team with the addition of an experienced lead programmer based in Boulder, Colorado. Position will build, test, and deploy code for mobile and web apps, APIs, and a number of web services, and oversee the work of graduate student and other junior programmers. US employment eligibility required. Posting here
and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Images from left to right: Lilian Ndungu, LandPKS GIS Data Coordinator; Early LandPKS field test;David Kimiti (L), Research Technician, testing LandPKS with members of the West Gate Community Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya