Land-Use Mapping For Kandahar Province

LOCATION

Kandahar, Afghanistan

CLIENT

Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (DAI/SHAHAR) / USAID

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

One Month
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START DATE / COMPLETION DATE

03 Jul, 2017 – 05 Aug,2017

Kandahar is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the southern part of the country. It is surrounded by Helmand in the west, Uruzgan in the north and Zabul Province in the east. Its capital is the city of Kandahar, which is located on the Arghandab River. The city is located 457 KM in the southern of Kabul along the Kabul-Kandahar highway. The municipality is located within district four of Shah Bazar. The total area of the city is almost 430 km2 divided into 15 districts and over 1,000 villages. The city population is estimated at around 1.3 million.

SHAHAR has documented existing land uses with superimposed facilities on the approved strategic plan, Master Plan and municipal boundaries for all 13 of the 14 Y3 partner municipalities only Kandahar city is remain due to the security and lack of capacity in their municipality.For preparing an existing land-use map for Kandahar, SHAHAR has tapped Dynamic Vision (DV) to gather the necessary data on-site. The data primarily consisted of the GPS coordinates of public facilities located with municipal boundaries. The coordinates are then entered into an Excel template which were supplied to SHAHAR. The main expectation, therefore, was for the DV to mobilize a team of surveyors to the Municipality of Kandahar to gather those coordinates.

Public facilities are defined as those basic services which cannot be supplied directly to the individual dwelling unit and as a result are utilized away from the individual residential dwelling unit within the public environment and the data collection was based on the following typologies.
The following public facilities is being covered:

  • Educational
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • High schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Madrassahs
  • Universities
  • Health
  • Basic health centers
  • Comprehensive health centers
  • District hospitals
  • Provincial hospitals
  • Specialized hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centres for drug addicts
  • Culture and Communal
  • Art gallery- and other museums
  • Auditoriums
  • community halls
  • community centres
  • Libraries
  • Religious
  • Central Park
  • Eid gah
  • Mosques:
  • Large Mosque (Jami)
  • Small Mosques
  • Takya Khana
  • Jamat Khana
  • Khanqah
  • Reserved land for other religions
  • Administrative and Management
  • Central Park
  • District Administration offices (municipal offices)
  • Security agency office
  • Judicial offices
  • Prison
  • Army recruitment office
  • Police stations
  • Fire departments
  • Post offices
  • Cemeteries
  • Parks, Recreation and Sports
  • Central Park
  • Sports complex
  • Principle parks
  • Community parks
  • Neighbourhood parks
  • Block parks
  • Children amusement Parks
  • Social Welfare
  • Kindergartens
  • Children’s halls
  • Orphanages
  • Old houses
  • Women training centres
  • Disabled people training centres
  • Disabled people sports complexes