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Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (kism)

Overview

Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (KISM) is a middle-level public Technical Institution in the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning under the Department of Survey.

The Institute started as a mini – type technical cooperation between Survey of Kenya (SOK) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 1991.

KISM started by offering one-year in-service courses to officers of SOK before embarking on the diploma and higher diploma courses in the field of Surveying, Mapping, and Printing.

KISM has six departments namely;

  • Administration
  • Land Survey
  • Cartography
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Map reproduction and Humanities and Sciences

The Institute is also involved in carrying out consultancy and production work in the field of Surveying, Mapping and Printing.

Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (KISM) is based in Ruaraka, adjacent to the NYS Training Institute.

Courses offered at Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping

Land Surveying (Craft)

Certificate
2 years

Land Surveying

Diploma
3 years

Land Surveying

Higher Diploma
2 years

Map Reproduction (Printing)

Diploma
3 years

Cartography

Higher Diploma
2 years

Printing Technology

Certificate
2 years

Cartography

Certificate

Cartography

Diploma
3 years

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Higher Diploma
2 years

Surveying and Mapping

Higher Diploma
2 years

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