Caroline W. Gikwa

Designation: Assistant Lecturer, IGGReS
Consultation hours: Wednesdays: 1200hrs – 1400hrs.
Thursday: 1000hrs – 1300 hrs.

Research Interests

  • Remote sensing
  • Geospatial Information Science (GIS)
  • GIS Programming
  • Web Mapping
  • Database Systems
  • Land administration

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Doctor of Phyilosophy in Geomatics and Geospatial Information Science Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Sept 2018 to date
Masters of Science in Information Systems University of Nairobi Sept 2004 to Sept 2010
BSc. in Surveying University of Nairobi Nov 1996 to Aug 2001

Professional Qualifications

2012 – Present: Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Geomatics and GIS, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
2009 – 2012: Land Surveyor, Department of Survey, Ministry of lands, Nairobi, Kenya.
2011: Part time lecturer, Department of Geomatic and Geospatial information Systems, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
2003 – 2008: ICT officer, Defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Kuria, D., Ngigi, M., Gikwa, C., Mundia, C. and Macharia, M. (2016) A Web-Based Pilot Implementation of the Africanized Land Administration DomainModel for Kenya—A Case Study of Nyeri County. Journal of GeographicInformation System, 8, 171-183.
  • Wanjiru, J. W., Gikwa, C. W., Macharia, M. W. (2013). Evaluation of the process of land registration according to Registration of Titles Act (RTA) system in Kenya. Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for development, Volume 1 (1).
  • Gikwa, C. W., Rodrigues, A. J. (2010). Masters research project: Public administration re-engineering (PAR): A case of land administration in Kenya. (Unpublished)

Grants/Consultancy Projects

A pilot implementation of a LADM for Kenya using open source software (GeoDjango, PostGIS, leaflet) (Research funded by SERVIR, $22,000/=, 2014-2015) Prototype complete