State and Public Land Management

A widespread feature of national land-tenure structures is the vesting of owner­ship of substantial national land in state/public sector ownership and management. The management of these areas is commonly problematic; for example, lacking considered, rational, equitable and transparently implemented policy, suffering frequent administrative corruption involving such assets, and lack of adequate management capacity. Land Tenure Study These problems are widespread globally and found in both developing and more developed economies . The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is preparing to publish a Land Tenure Study in this area, and as a part of the process is disseminating its... (read more)
2008-06-07 12:00:00

GIS Applications for Land Management

SuperGeo Technologies was invited to ‘Geographic Information System and Land Management' Seminar held by International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST), Taiwan. The seminar is authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, for the attendees from more than twenty countries. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce how GIS technologies can be applied to land management. Therefore, SuperGeo team made reference to several success stories and applications in this domain. During the presentation, SuperGeo team highlighted the research and development conditions of SuperGIS software products, all of which are developed in the company. The global expansion... (read more)
2010-07-06 09:04:03

Understanding the Land Management Paradigm

Need for Establishing Sustainable National Concepts
There is a worldwide need to build understanding of the Land Management Paradigm and for institutional development to establish sustainable national concepts. This includes creation and adoption of a policy on land development, and an approach that combines the land administration/cadastre/land registration function with topographic mapping. The author seeks to awaken more awareness of global trends in this area, recognising that the systems design involved is always unique. In most Western European countries Land Administration System policies and technologies developed from a systematic and complete cadastral map. This was itself originally established as a basis for land valuation and taxation... (read more)
2006-01-25 12:00:00

Integrated Land Management – A Dream?

Land sectors in many countries are under-performing and creating significant risk that deters investment in land, restricts the land market and is slowing the transition to a viable modern economy. The initial remedy is to implement projects to increase security of tenure through land administration systems as a tool for fostering good governance and socio-economic development. However, security of tenure is not the end game in solving land issues. (By Robin McLaren, Know Edge, United Kingdom) A much wider set of interventions in a national reform programme is required across the land sector to create stability in society, provide opportunities... (read more)
2015-05-26 09:54:33

Galdos for BC Land Management Bureau

The British Columbia (BC) Integrated Land Management Bureau is adding additional Galdos (a product of Galdos Systems, Canada) components to its current spatial database environment called the iTRIM (intelligent Terrain Resource Information Management) System. The new components add quality assurance and data loading capabilities; the XML-based web services are also designed for integration with the government security infrastructure. Galdos contracted Laser-Scan to supply the quality assurance aspect of the product deliverable. The BC Integrated Land Management Bureau’s Base Mapping and Geomatic Services Branch (BMGS) initially embarked on the iTRIM project to: Convert its file-based archive of tiled BC mapsheets to... (read more)
2006-07-17 12:00:00

Towards Sustainable Land Management in Serbia

The story of webGIS rollout
The full feature is online at http://member.gim-international.com/. Please subscribe for free using the Subscribe button in the left hand column. While legislation has been introduced to improve land management and urban development as Serbia moves towards joining the EU, it was deemed to fall short in terms of planning and regulation. A bilateral co-operation project between Serbia and Germany has been addressing the issue of standardisation in order to prepare the country for the future. This article outlines the progress so far. Serbia is on its way to joining the European Union, and hence becoming part of the European information... (read more)
2012-06-29 04:26:06

Disaster Management

Space-programme research and development over the past five decades has culminated today in the broad practical application of advanced earth observation (EO) technologies. Satellite technologies are now reaching a level at which they can contribute significantly to relief efforts after natural disaster. It has often been proved over recent years that the rapid provision of high-quality radar and optical satellite imagery enables quick and detailed evaluation of disaster areas. The earthquake which hit Sichuan Province in China on 12th May was so strong that office buildings in Beijing (1,500km away) and Shanghai (1,700km) swayed; it left about five million people... (read more)
2008-06-05 12:00:00

Mobile GPS Mapping Improves Indiana Land Trust Management

Conservation land trusts, one of the fastest-growing and most successful conservation movements in American history, are increasingly finding the benefits of the newest GIS technology. An example is Sycamore Land Trust, one of an estimated 1700 land trusts in the US. It conserves more than 5,500 acres on 66 parcels of beautiful southern Indiana open space.   Recognising that good land management calls for good mapping practices, Sycamore Land Trust, with the assistance of 39 Degrees North, LLC, GIS specialists and a business supporting sponsor of Sycamore Land Trust together with Magellan Professional, has taken steps to upgrade its GIS... (read more)
2009-11-26 10:15:10

Intergeo Conference to Discuss New Challenges for Land Management

Housing shortages and rising property prices in urban areas, depopulation and energy revolution in rural areas – the contrasts could not be greater. On Thursday 9 October, land management experts will come together at Intergeo to discuss key issues and potential solutions. The key to making rural areas viable in the long term is to work together. Citizen participation, shared usage strategies, cooperation between municipalities – boundaries are disappearing and it is land development that makes this possible, says Hartmut Alker, chair of the Federal and State Working Group on Sustainable Land Development. In this context, the conference at Intergeo... (read more)
2014-09-29 09:29:03

Merrick Awarded LAGF 2015 Land Management Project of the Year

Merrick México, a subsidiary of Merrick & Company, in alliance with the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) and the Government of the State of Tamaulipas, received an International Geospatial Excellence Award in the Management Administration category given by the global organisation Geospatial Media and Communications (GM+C), for the implementation of the programme "Cadastral Modernization of Tamaulipas State, Mexico". The award was presented recently during the Latin American Geospatial Forum (LAGF 2015) in Mexico City, which was attended by authorities of the Ministry of Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU), the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), as well as a wide... (read more)
2015-12-04 09:11:15
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