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

UAVs Revolutionise Land Administration

In 2014, a joint publication by the World Bank and FIG noted that 75 percent of the world’s population do not have access to formal systems to register and safeguard their land rights. Therefore, there is an urgent need to build affordable and sustainable systems to identify the way land is occupied and used. The emergence of smaller and more affordable UAS technology, combined with recent advances in highly automated mapping techniques, offers a new tool and methodology for producing faster and cheaper spatial data. In turn, this can benefit land administration agencies and help to secure property rights for... (read more)
2014-11-10 08:00:00

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

Land Administration: Configure, Please…

Having worked in land administration for many years, Esri's Brent Jones has seen all types of projects succeed and fail. We know the reasons for most of the failures – building an unsustainable and unscalable system, not understanding the total cost of ownership, poor system security, inadequate funding models, lack of local capacity, costly maintenance of custom-built software, and many more. Although there is no golden ticket to success, in this column Brent describes how we can increase our chances of success by learning from these failures. The End of Custom Code For most applications, developing software by writing code... (read more)
2020-01-24 01:48:57

UAVs Revolutionise Land Administration

Fit-for-purpose Mapping
In 2014, a joint publication by the World Bank and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) entitled 'Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration' noted that 75 percent of the world’s population do not have access to formal systems to register and safeguard their land rights and, therefore, there is an urgent need to build affordable and sustainable systems to identify the way land is occupied and used. The emergence of small, affordable unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology and recent advances in highly automated mapping techniques offer a new tool and methodology for producing faster and cheaper spatial data that can benefit land administration... (read more)
2014-11-03 10:50:18

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
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