Review of the Annual Meeting of FIG Commission 7 on Cadastre and Land Management

  FIG Commission 7 held its annual meeting in September 2011 in Innsbruck, Austria. This event culminated with the International Symposium Cadastre 2.0. Issues relating to land administration and cadastral perspectives are of high interest, namely in regard to citizens' involvement, crowdsourcing and social media, and to completion of cadastre and land registration in the developing world. This concerns about 75% of the 6 billion or so spatial units in use by humans. Key focal points for the Commission are management of government lands, pro-poor land tools (with UN-HABITAT), spatially enabled societies, climate change, the cadastral template, the Land Administration... (read more)
2012-01-12 03:19:52

The 3rd Cadastral Congress in Warsaw, Poland

The theme of the third International Cadastral Congress, organised in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2011, was ‘Cadastre in sustainable spatial management'. The Congress was organised by the Association of Polish Surveyors in close cooperation with the Head Office of Geodesy in Poland. Some 150 participants from 19 different countries attended.   The Congress was held under the auspices of the President of Poland, Mr. Bronis³aw Komorowski. The participants were welcomed by Stanis³aw Cegielski, president of the Polish Association of Surveyors, Jolanta Orli ska, surveyor general of Poland, and Teo CheeHai, president of FIG. Prof. Stig Enemark, honorary president of FIG,... (read more)
2012-02-27 04:52:25

Carlos Alonso Peña

Carlos Alonso Peña works as an advisory member of the Management Board in the Directorate General for Cadastre in Spain’s Ministry of Finance. He has been working in cadastre for the past 20 years, leading different e-government projects developed in the Directorate General for Cadastre. One of the main projects developed recently is the smart model of coordinated interaction between the Cadastre and the Property Rights Registry. (read more)
2017-11-09 12:06:11

GIM International FIG Special

GIM International created a dedicated edition for the FIG Working Week held from 18th to 22nd May 2011 in Marrakkech, Morocco. The special issue, featuring cadastre, is available online. The theme of this issue is cadastre and the developments that specialists expect in the time to come: an interview with Hernando De Soto and the series of articles Beyond Cadastre 2034.       Open publication - Free publishing - More cadastre    Download the FIG issue as PDF (20MB):       (read more)
2011-05-31 03:10:28

The modernisation of the Romanian Cadastral System and Land Registration

Romania has a total area of 23,839,071 sq kms, and a population of 22,545,925 people, of which 55% is urban and 45% is rural. Offering a diversity of landscape, Romania’s relief is very balanced: 31% of the country’s surface is covered by forests, 36% comprises mountains, hills and tablelands, while 33% is made up of plains and meadows. As most European countries, Romania has a great interest in cadastre and land registration. In the past, these activities were under the authority of two institutions: the National Office for Cadastre,Geodesyand Carthography and the Ministry of Justice. As part of the reorganisation... (read more)
2005-05-04 12:00:00

Amalia Velasco Martin-Varés

Amalia Velasco Martin-Varés is international affairs coordinator at the Directorate General for Cadastre in the Ministry of Finance. She has been working there for 29 years, in various technical and management roles with an increasing degree of responsibility. Since 2007 she has been the Spanish Cadastre’s representative in meetings and working groups of the international cadastre-related associations. (read more)
2017-11-09 12:07:45

Long Live Modelling!

An Assessment of the LADM from the Cadastre 2014 Perspective
The Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) makes a significant contribution to understanding the importance of data modelling in the domain of land, land administration and land management. The ‘Cadastre 2014’ vision of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) stated back in 1998: “Cadastral mapping will be dead! Long live modelling!”. While one might think that this message was clear enough, few professional colleagues took it seriously. The editorial team of the LADM were the first to undertake action to get to the bottom of this important issue. Now that the LADM has become an official ISO standard, that statement is... (read more)
2013-07-09 04:47:47

FIG/GIM Special Session on Future of Land Administration

During the FIG Working Week, to be held from 6 to 10 May 2012 in Rome, Italy, a FIG/GIM Special Session on Future of Land Administration will be held. It is scheduled on Wednesday 9 May, from 14.00 to 15:30. The panel session is chaired by Christiaan Lemmen. The panel discussion open for all participants interested in the future trends in land administration. The panellists will initiate the discussion with brief statements followed by comments and discussion. The panellists include representatives different regions of the world and presenting different perspectives. Themes that will be discussed: the evolving role of land... (read more)
2012-04-18 01:18:11

Turkish Cadastral Organisation

Registry and Cadastre under One Roof
Most countries have a land recording system consisting of cadastre and land registration, the former in the hands of surveyors, the latter notaries and lawyers. In many countries this subdivision has resulted in two organisations dealing with the same matter, leading to problems of co-ordination and reducing effectiveness. Cross-control may eliminate errors but also creates the danger of inconsistencies; information might be stored redundantly, while two authorities, each charging their own fees, continue to function disjointedly. In describing the Turkish Cadastral Organisation the authors show the benefits of ‘one organisational roof’.<P> The situation in developing countries and in the majority... (read more)
2007-12-08 12:00:00

Bridge Together

GIM International Interviews Burak Keser, Head of Cadastral Development in Turkey
The Turkish Cadastre is currently in the midst of a process of renovation. A comprehensive updating of its data is needed in relation to capacity building, the introduction of modern services and e-government. Here, Burak Keser provides an overview of this huge project and insight into its impact on the country’s economic development. Could you give a brief introduction to the history of land administration in Turkey? As in many countries, the history of our land registry spans more than one and a half centuries. The first regulation on title deed transactions dates back to 1847, under the Ottoman Empire.... (read more)
2014-04-30 11:26:04
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