Land Administration in Vietnam

GIM Interviews Prof. Dang Hung Vo, President, Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing
The third Land Law of Vietnam, enacted in 2003, created transparency in land use and management and facilitated the development of a property market. The price of land is now on the rise in tandem with economic growth. The Vietnamese government is investing 5% to 10% of land revenue in building a Land Administration System (LAS). This month’s interviewee has been involved from the outset in building the LAS, from 2002 to 2007 as Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.<P> What do you see as the essential benefits for Vietnam of a well-functioning Land Administration System? Vietnam’s... (read more)
2008-08-27 12:00:00

New Owner Land Info

INTEC Americas Corp (CO, USA) agreed in 2004 to acquire a controlling interest in the assets of LAND INFO International (CO, USA); operations of the two companies are now integrated into a new company doing business as LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping (CO, USA). Recent activities include generating and processing digital map data and high-resolution satellite imagery on various projects. The company is a Space Imaging authorised reseller, a DigitalGlobe distribution partner, and a business partner of both USGS and ESRI. (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

International Land Administration Congress

Kadaster and the Working Party on Land Administration (WPLA) are organising an international congress, ‘Land Administration in a Networked Society', from 12th to 15th October 2011 in the Barbizon Palace Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The congress aims to offer a stage for exchange of experiences between land registers and cadastres of European and Central-Asian countries.     The WPLA is working with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, aiming to promote land registration. They organise workshops, review meetings and dedicated work groups. An efficiënt and effective land administration contributes to the securisation of property rights, development of real... (read more)
2011-10-04 09:27:03

Land Administration and Ethics

Land administration – registering who has which rights over a defined piece of land – is an important branch of the geomatics discipline and in my view should be part of any geomatics curriculum taught at universities. However, I believe that education should not be limited to concepts and practices alone, but should also cover ethics. Why? Basically, the aim of land administration (LA) is twofold: 1) tax collection, and 2) primary protection of citizens against expulsion by others, and the ‘others’ attempting to expel citizens from their land often take the shape of government authorities. It is with good... (read more)
2012-11-22 11:46:10

EuroTitle: Land Registry Standard

Paving the Way to a Common Property Market
An increase in trans-border property transactions within the European Union poses a demand for easy access to information belonging to the national land administrations of Member States. A common European Land Market also requires a uniform system of land registration. The authors propose introduction of the EuroTitle, a standard for land registration complementary to existing national systems. The European Union’s four freedoms: free movement of persons, capital, services and goods, seem to provide a proper basis for increased trans-border property transactions and opening up of the mortgage markets within Europe. However, current trans-border transactions are few, whilst trans-national mortgage lending... (read more)
2005-12-29 12:00:00

Land Administration in Estonia

Since Estonia gained independence in 1991, huge efforts have been made to re-establish private property. Technologically speaking, land reform and land administration are a success; nearly the whole country has been registered and information on individual parcels can be disseminated to institutions and the general public via the web. However, lack of transparent land policy incapacitates the system from optimally serving land-management aims.<P> What are the main goals of land administration in Estonia During the nineties the main goal was land reform, with the political and economic goal of re-establishing private property. Land reform was the focus of attention for... (read more)
2008-11-11 12:00:00

ICT and Land Administration

Benefiting from Technological Innovations
All land administration organisations face similar challenges: they need to become less bureaucratic, simpler, cheaper and more transparent. Design and implementation of traditional approaches is so time-consuming that land laws are adapted to provide for simpler procedures. Unconventional approaches are urgently needed, both conceptual and technological. The author reviews recent examples of both. Technology is a major facilitator for process acceleration. Countries now at a more advanced stage of development enjoyed the bene-fits of IT application at an earlier stage. Many now face renewal of their IT architecture to cope with evolving customer demand and IT opportunities. Strategic Alignment All... (read more)
2006-06-27 12:00:00

Global Land Survey 2010

From last June, the ScanEx Research and Development Center takes part in the international project Global Land Survey 2010. The GLS Program is aimed at building global satellite Earth coverage by 2010 and is implemented on the basis of the initiative introduced by NASA and USGS. The satellite coverage will be built on the basis of Landsat 5 and 7 data for the purpose of investigating impacts of human activity as well as natural and climatic changes on Earth.   Possibility of further comparative analysis of multitemporal images will be ensured by data collected over the 36 years of Landsat... (read more)
2009-07-14 10:27:09

Transparency and Land Administration

Vice-president CheeHaiTeo represented FIG at the Expert Group Meeting on Transparency in Land Administration that took place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 19th to 22nd July 2010 hosted by the Department of Geodetic Engineering, Gahjah Mada University. INITIAL STEP The EGM was an initial step, conceived by the UN-Habitat Human Capacity Building Agenda for South and South East Asia on Transparency in Land Administration to identify the specific land-sector governance challenges and priorities in these sub-regions. Participants came from Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Also invited were source persons from Malaysia and FIG, together with... (read more)
2010-09-09 03:58:19

Modern Land Consolidation

Multipurpose Approach for Sustainable Development
Many surveyors are involved in land consolidation projects at technical and managerial level. The matrix of objectives, procedures and tools which constitute land consolidation is under major change, as is the application in real life situations. There are also related changes to the institutional framework of laws, regulations and the bodies involved in public administration. The authors give an impression of these developments. Traditionally, land consolidation is used as an instrument for the improvement of the business structure of farms, through the consolidation of fragmented agricultural parcels. The need for a better structure has evolved out of the provision of... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00
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