Focus Stories

Every month we will focus on a specific theme, featuring a selection of articles which have previously been published in GIM International.. By including a mix of older and more recent articles, we will present a complete recap of the subject. Furthermore, we will be bringing you a bi-weekly round-up of ‘Focus Stories’ related to the theme through our newsletter. 

News: Land Management
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Highlighting Spatial Planning and Development at FIG2020

Spatial planning – the focus of commission 8 – is logically much related to the subtheme ‘integrated land and water management’ of the FIG Working... (read more)

COVID-19 Responses and FIG2020: Lessons for Surveying Education

The focus of FIG Commission 2 is on innovative and effective professional education and training for surveyors. This involves curriculum development, innovations in teach... (read more)

Surveying Profession in Transition

The beautiful city of Istanbul in Turkey played host to the XXVI International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress from 6-11 May 2018. With the theme of ‘Embraci... (read more)

Q&A with…Victor Adrov, Racurs

To gain real insight into today’s geospatial business landscape, 'GIM International' decided to ask some of the sector’s most influential companies for their... (read more)

Frankfurt: Lack of Open Data Frustrates Researchers

The words of Chancellor Angela Merkel, welcoming victims of armed conflict to her country, led to over a million refugees arriving in Germany. The city of Frankfurt (more... (read more)
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Land Reform, Data Revolution

Thierry Ngoga, Head of Support to State Capability at AGRA, considers the valuable lessons offered by Rwanda’s recent land governance reforms. In Africa, land reform can... (read more)

Modernization of Suriname’s Public Domain Cadastre

In 2017, Suriname’s Ministry of Land Management decided to digitize and automate the process of citizen requests for land and the management of land, which had mainly be... (read more)

FIG General Assembly, June 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The FIG General Assembly was held from 16-21 June in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in conjunction with the XXV FIG Congress 2014. Prof Chryssy Potsiou, from the Technical Chamber of... (read more)
Articles: Land Administration

Geomatics and Surveying in Support of Land Administration

Today’s geospatial technology means that land administration systems can increasingly be implemented for the benefit of all. It is now possible to conceive approaches to... (read more)

Fair Treatment of Property Rights

How is it possible that so many poor, vulnerable people and small farmers are the ones to suffer when their land is grabbed by the state, large investors or local elites? Does... (read more)

Airborne Dual-band Radar for Cadastre

The issues of land ownership and land use rights are high on the Global Agenda 2030. 50% of the Sustainable Development Goals are land-related. A very rough estimation for rea... (read more)

Creating a Land Administration System that is Accepted by Local Citizens

Traditional techniques for developing land administration include high-accuracy field-based surveying of the property boundaries by certified surveyors, and may still be a des... (read more)

Mobile GIS Proven to Transform Land Administration

It is well understood that secure land tenure is a fundamental precondition for progress in developing economies. Typically, this is expressed with a map, but the hurdles to s... (read more)

Multi-dimensional Cadastre: 3D and 4D

In recent years, Germany's national mapping and cadastre information systems have become increasingly focused on demands for multidimensional applications, e.g. environme... (read more)

Light Mobile Collection Tools for Land Administration

There is an urgent need for the administration of property and land use rights worldwide as the basis for social and economic growth. Notwithstanding the enormous investments... (read more)

How a Well-Functioning Cadastre Can Help Greece to Solve the Crisis

A year ago GIM International took the opportunity to interview the general director of the Greek Cadastre, Akis Markatos. Earlier in 2014, work had started on the completion o... (read more)
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