Cadastre Modernisation

Libya’s New Land Administration System
Libya has recently completed one of the biggest cadastre projects ever. A fully automated workflow has been established through all departments across the Land Registry Authority, supporting new working practices and improving land administration services. The author describes the new system, implemented with the assistance of Esri Northeast Africa consortium.     Like many other countries around the world, Libya needs sustainable land management to deal, among other issues, with the environmental. Proper land management requires land-use and land-ownership services based on up-to-date, reliable and detailed information which is rapidly and easily accessible. Land administration systems (LAS) in many countries... (read more)
2010-09-07 04:09:15

The Crowdsourced Cadastre

Crowdsourcing (1)
The full feature is online at Please subscribe for free using the Subscribe button in the left hand column. There is nothing new under the sun. Or is there? Cadastral practitioners are becoming increasingly interested in ‘crowdsourcing’. Using location-enabled mobile phones, citizens could themselves perform – at least partially – adjudication, surveying, demarcation, and recordation. Some suggest it could revolutionise cadastral establishment and maintenance. At first glance the concept appears highly innovative. It could help lower costs of registration, speed up recording, deliver more complete cadastral coverage, and improve the relationship between citizens and their governments. But, have we... (read more)
2012-08-21 04:12:42

Greening the Cadastre

Incorporating Natural/Fuzzy Boundaries
The full feature is online at Please subscribe for free using the Subscribe button in the left hand column. What will future cadastres look like? GIM International tackled this question throughout 2010 and 2011. The starting points were six potential design elements: survey accuracy, property objects (including RRRs), 3D/4D capacity, real-time updates, global connectivity and incorporation of natural or fuzzy boundaries. In GIM International’s November 2011 issue, the authors re-examined ‘Survey Accurate Cadastres’ and they now discuss the incorporation of natural boundaries in ‘Organic Cadastres’ here. For most people, ‘cadastres’ are synonymous with ‘order’, conjuring up thoughts of thin... (read more)
2012-05-15 02:43:42

Towards Cadastre 2034

International Experts Speak Out
To what degree have the objectives of Cadastre 2014 been accomplished? What are the societal and technological dynamics that may affect the international practice of land administration over the coming twenty years? Bennett and co-authors from the University of Melbourne, Australia, have described six design elements relating to the role and nature of future cadastres, presented at the FIG 2010 congress in Sydney and published in GIM International (July 2010); an inspiring starting point for further dialogue. To encourage discussion we invited leading experts and practitioners to send us their own views and vision. We received no fewer than ten... (read more)
2010-09-07 04:38:43

Cadastre with Couleur Locale

GIM International Interviews Hernando De Soto
A radical reappraisal of attitudes to the developing world is required of the geomatics profession. This is the view of Hernando De Soto, author of The Mystery of Capital, who in this interview offers GIM readers detailed insight into his concept of land registration for the poor. Land registration as means of escape from poverty is the major premise of De Soto, one of the foremost thinkers of our age on informal economy. Originally an economist, and president of the Peruvian Institute for Liberty and Democracy, he has shaped current thinking on land registration and its positive outcome for the... (read more)
2010-10-04 04:06:07

New German Cadastre Standard

On 1st July 2007, the Surveying and Cadastre Authority of the German Federal State of Lower Saxony (LGN) announced the general technical acceptance of the Data Acquisition and Qualification component of the new standard for cadastre and topographic information systems in Germany, named AFIS-ALKIS-ATKIS. The core of this solution is LM on ArcGIS Editor from AED-SICAD's new land management product line, based on ESRI's ArcGIS technology. This is the first acceptance in Germany of such a component, which includes the Official Real Estate Cadastre Information System (ALKIS) as well as the Official Geodetic Control Station Information System (AFIS) and the... (read more)
2007-07-27 10:30:02

Netcad Meets Cadastre Representatives

A high officer from the central office in Dushanbe and regional directorates from Khujand, Kulyaba, Reshd, Gorno Badakhsan, State Geodetic Oversight and Finnmap Turkey and Tajikistan representatives attended to the Netcad Cadastre Solutions workshop in Ankara. The attendees meet with the comprehensive approach and solutions of Netcad for cadastre system from data acquisition to registry and management.   On the first day of the program the delegate visited Turkish General Dierctorate of Land Registry and Cadastre to see the TAKBIS (Land Registry and Cadastre Information System) and Netcad solutions running in the central and regional cadastre offices.On the second day... (read more)
2010-01-04 08:48:23

Cadastre and Capital

InThe Development of Freedom(2001) Amartya Sen wrote that economic freedom, the freedom to choose between different activities, is fundamental to development. De Soto pointed out inThe Mystery of Capital(2003) that the formation of capital is crucial to the development of a country towards the industrialised western model, and the same author stressed the important contribution of the cadastre. The World Bank and national development agencies have thus supported cadastral projects in many countries. De Soto assumes that accumulation of wealth lies primarily in the appropriation and improvement of land with buildings. The value of land and buildings in western societies... (read more)
2007-08-11 12:00:00

Reform of Icelandic Cadastre

Well-laid Foundation Ensures Strong Future
Spatial delimitation of ownership rights remains absent from the land-registration procedure in Iceland, resulting in confusion. Increasing value of land has, among other issues, induced the need to move from a partially descriptive cadastre to a fully spatial one. The authors present considerations surrounding how to proceed with reform. Land registration in Iceland is administered by the government through the Land Registry of Iceland (LRI), under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance. At regional level, municipalities and Land Registry offices supplement these bodies. The LRI has a complex role and services many ministries. Land RegistryThe primary function of LRI... (read more)
2007-02-23 12:00:00

Digital Cadastre in Ukraine

The State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre in Ukraine has recently achieved a milestone: the unified National Cadastral System was launched in January 2013. For the first time since Ukraine became independent, paper archives were opened and all data on land brought into a single database in electronic form. At the same time the public cadastral map has been opened to the citizens and users. Eurogeographics, the membership association of the European cadastre, land registry and national mapping authorities commented that it already can be said with confidence that the national cadastral system works well. As proof, over 27,000... (read more)
2013-03-20 03:53:02
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