GIS Expertise

The British Institute in Eastern Africa has up-to-date GIS and mapping equipment for use in archaeological and geographical field research.  This can be used by independent researchers. Please discuss any plans with the GIS/Survey Technician, John Kanyingi on [email protected].

Commissioning of map-making/GIS work should be arranged through the BIEA office. Researchers should provide an outline of the project to be completed and BIEA will provide an estimate of the duration and costs of the work. This should be agreed before the work is started.

Current charges for BIEA staff seconded to research projects: KSH
Normal daily rate for survey technician (8am to 4.30pm) 7000
Basic rate for map-making/GIS work (per half day 7000
Overtime Rates (normal/Sunday & Bank Holidays) per hour 600

Please contact [email protected] to book or for further information.

Please note:

BIEA technical staff are employed according to the laws of Kenya, and their employment is subject to these laws even when they are in the field, and even when they are working outside Kenya. Under Kenyan employment law, the working week is conventionally calculated as 45 hours in length, with eight hours’ normal working time on each day from Monday to Friday 8 am to 4.30 pm (with an additional half an hour unpaid lunch), and five hours’ normal working time on Saturday (8 am to 1 pm). Staff are not obliged to work overtime. If they do so they are entitled to overtime payments, and you should note that for these purposes, travel counts as overtime. While outside Nairobi overnight, field projects should also provide the seconded staff member with food and accommodation to a reasonable standard.