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

Completing the Greek Cadastre

GIM International Interviews Akis Markatos
Earlier this year, work started on the completion of the cadastral registration in Greece, in the south-east corner of Europe. More than 60 percent of the territory still has to be surveyed, and the project should be completed by 2020. The IT infrastructure has been set up, new laws passed, 28 survey projects tendered, and a new board and management are in place at the National Cadastre and Mapping Agency. Here Akis Markatos, general director of the Cadastre, talks about their eagerness to tackle the many challenges. What is the current cadastral situation in Greece? In a country in such... (read more)
2014-06-06 03:26:03

Towards Cadastre 2034: Part II

International Experts Speak Out
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 future vision. We received no fewer than ten replies, half of which were printed in the September issue. Here are the remaining five.     Cadastre 2014 is an influential publication produced by a FIG Commission 7 working group... (read more)
2010-10-04 04:57:12

Nigerian Computerised Mining Title Cadastre

GAF AG (Germany) has been awarded a contract to set-up a new computerised and countrywide mining cadastre system for Nigeria. After the successful completion of contract negotiations GAF has started work on-site in June 2007. The project aims to improve governance in the mining sector, through the establishment of a transparent system to grant, manage and cancel permits. The efficient and reliable management of mining titles is considered as a backbone to increase investment and growth in the mining sector of Nigeria.   Activities include set-up of the new computerised mining cadastre in Nigeria, training, database generation and institutional strengthening.... (read more)
2007-06-22 02:15:18

Updating the Cadastre in Ecuador

Using Photogrammetry and Lidar Data
The integration of photogrammetry and Lidar can generate synergies and economic savings. The two techniques were used together to detect irrigation and drainage canals for a project aiming to improve irrigation methods and create the related land registry in the province of El Oro in Ecuador. For over 60 years, the decentralised provincial government in El Oro, Ecuador, has been committed to the agro-productive development of the province. As part of this, it has promoted the construction, management and maintenance of a network of irrigation and drainage canals, thus supporting investments in the agro-productive sectors. To improve the efficiency of... (read more)
2019-09-12 09:32:35

Unconventional Development of a Cadastre

Systematic Surveying of Informal Settlements in Mozambique
In the city of Manica, a planning exercise based on the principles of participatory community planning is currently taking place in the Josina Machel neighbourhood. The city is one of the municipalities of the country with its own administrative autonomy, with limited financial resources. One of the objectives is a systematic survey of informal settlements surrounding the centre of the city. Compared to normal cadastral surveys, the approach presented here can be qualified as unconventional. A legal title of effective land tenure for inhabitants will encourage them to improve their dwellings. Minimum access requirements have to be assured, by constructing... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

Digitally Transforming Cadastre in Jamaica

Eight Years of Sustained GIS-based Land Management Success
Prior to the year 2000, less than half of the parcels in Jamaica were formally registered, and even the simplest of land transactions took weeks to complete. In 2001, those delays and a public outcry about widespread land fraud led to bipartisan support to merge all of Jamaica’s cadastral departments. A modern system of record immunised to fraudulent transactions was established. That became Jamaica’s official National Land Agency (NLA) and was the first step in the country’s land management digital transformation. Since then, the NLA has experienced extraordinary improvements in processing times and performance – all because of the digitisation... (read more)
2017-10-05 09:39:43

Mining Title Cadastre and Registry for Mongolia

GAF (Germany) has been awarded a contract to design and establish the new automated and countrywide Mining Registry and Cadastre System for Mongolia. After the successful completion of contract negotiations GAF will start work on-site in November 2008. The project under the Governance Assistance Program (GAP) aims to improve governance in the mining sector, through the establishment of a transparent system to grant, manage and cancel permits. The efficient and reliable management of mining titles is considered as a backbone to increase investment and growth in the mining sector of Mongolia. The Project's objective is to strengthen the property rights... (read more)
2008-11-18 09:27:56
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