Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (KISM)

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 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.

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