STEUDLER, DANIEL; RAJABIFARD, ABBAS
(International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), 2012)
Over the last 15-20 years, the topic of cadastre and land registration has been discussed extensively. The FIG-statement on the cadastre (FIG, 1995) established that the "cadastre assists in the management of land and land use, and enables sustainable development and environmental protection". In the 1990s the UN-ECE (1996) coined the term "land administration" in order to express the broader need and use of land information for managing the land as an asset. The Bathurst Declaration concluded in 1999 that sustainable development is the key driver influencing the humankind to land relationship and that it needs sound land administration (UN-FIG, 1999).