Worldwide, effective and efficient land administration is an ongoing concern, inhibiting economic growth and property tenure. In many nations, land administration systems are either non-existent or manual paper-based or semi-automated systems subject to limited public access. All of these approaches are at significant risk of data loss and failure due to disasters and lack of interoperability.
Over the past years the Expert Group on Land Administration and Management of the UN-GGIM1 is developing a Framework for Effective Land Administration (FELA)2. This will bea reference for developing, reforming, renewing, strengthening or modernizing land administration and management systems. Land data are in the core of any land administration and management system. The document calls for recognition of land tenure, land use, land value, and land development data – including elements relating to gender, conflict, and disaster – as fundamental geospatial data themes within any jurisdiction – and that those data be integrated with other fundamental themes. The document refers to the Land Administration Domain Model as a standard for land administration.
The Open Geospatial Consortium published a White Paper on Land Administration3. This white paper provides an overview of the land administration domain and proposes actions needed for design and development of implementation standards this domain – this includes as main reference the Land Administration Domain Model. A close cooperation between the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO is expected to accelerate those developments. The charter members of the OGC Domain Working Group seek to identify enabling standards and best practices to guide countries in a programmatic way to establish more cost effective, efficient and interoperable land administration capability, to upgrade current manual to semi-automated processes, and to suggest solutions that are more automated and flexible to new data sources technologies. Countries are developing and implementing LADM profiles and several software are implementing LADM compliant data structures.
LADM is more and more in the picture!
The purpose of the International FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model (LADM2019) is to bring together experts from industry, government (land administration agencies) and academia in order to exchange first practical experience and options for further development.
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