Welcome to SERVIR West Africa's

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Monitoring Portal

This portal is developed to allow stakeholders monitor the extent of galamsey activities on the environment across the country at ease.



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CERSGIS has developed a Monitoring platform as part of the SERVIR West Africa Programme to allow stakeholders monitor the extent of galamsey activities on the environment across the country at ease.

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It has information on the location and extent of illegal mining sites across Ghana and their associated land degradation. It provides basic visualization and analytical tools for planning and decision making.

It is based on Landsat and sentinel 1 data and it is open and freely accessible to all national organizations, local authorities and civil society organizations interested in community engagement and restoration activities

About the Portal

The galamsey monitoring portal was built on 100% open-source framework and libraries. The main frame work is Django which is a python-based framework. The map interface was developed using a JavaScript based library called leaflet js which helps render and visualize all the results.
It is developed to allow stakeholders monitor the extent of galamsey activities on the environment across the country at ease.
All computations and querries are been processed using google earth engine python API . which sends results in a form of xyz tiles layer which can be rendered in the leaflet JS or json.
The map has basemap layers from openstreetmaps, google st, topographic openstreetmaps,etc. The timeseries and bar chart were all done using highcharts js

Send Us Your Feedback

Do not hesitate at all, to give us all your feedback and contriution. Thank you.

For any enquiry, email Us: cersgis@ug.edu.gh