Property Rights: Fit for purpose land administration

Kees de Zeeuw, Director of Kadaster International, The Netherlands.

Chrit Lemmen, Senior advisor at Kadaster International, The Netherlands.

Land administration is a fundamental infrastructure for the sustainable economic and social development of all societies. A simple indication of properties and boundaries is often adequate to meet basic land administration needs in less developed countries. Therefore the World Bank and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) developed the ‘Fit for purpose’ approach. The idea behind ‘Fit for purpose’ is that land administration should be designed to meet the needs of people and the environment. It also should identify the way land is occupied and used within a relatively short time and at relatively low costs. The workshop has an interactive and practical approach. Experience during this workshop how to draw boundaries on a orthophoto, or how to delineate a parcel using a mobile phone or GPS.

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