About the BIS

Welcome to the Bush Information System (BIS), a WebGIS application on bush encroachment and woody biomass datasets in Namibia. BIS serves as a decision support and monitoring tool for woody biomass resources and is developed through collection and dissemination of satellite based information on wood cover and biomass for Namibia.

The system is designed for farmers, government institutions, NGOs, harvesting companies and biomass investors with interest in woody biomass resources.

The platform allows you to view different layers, perform specific analysis with the layers and generate reports and maps. The system also provides metadata of every layer integrated.

It was developed by a consortium of specialised organisations, led by EFTAS Fernerkundung Technologietransfer GmbH (Germany), together with Hansa Luftbild AG (Germany), the Council for Science and Industrial Research (South Africa), Namibia Ecosystem Services (Namibia), Strydom & Associates Land surveyors (Namibia), Agri Ecological Services Namibia and AgriConsult Namibia. The hosting organisation is the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).