Spatially enabled society role of the cadastre
AuthorSTEUDLER, DANIEL; RAJABIFARD, ABBAS
Source TitleFIG Congress 2010 - Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity
PublisherFIG Congress 2010
AffiliationEngineering - Geomatics
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsSteudler, D., & Rajabifard, A. (2010). Spatially enabled society role of the cadastre . In FIG Congress 2010 - Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity, Sydney, Australia.
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This is a pre-print version of a paper from FIG Congress 2010: Facing the Challenges -Building the Capacity 11-16 April 2010. International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) http://www.fig2010.com/
The evolution from paper to digital maps was a significant step in the use of spatial data andinformation. The many technologies and gadgets available nowadays on the web as well as inour hands provide spatial information to more people for increased use and functionality.Modern societies are as much in need of spatial information in order to make the rightdecisions at the right time. Concepts such as eGovernment, good government, civicparticipation, land administration and land management play an increasingly important role,mainly in regard of the urgent issues of sustainable development.The key to attain sustainable development is sound land governance based on reliable landinformation. Land governance is about the policies, processes and institutions by which land,property, and natural resources are managed, while land information is providing basicinformation about land use, land ownership and land values. Especially the documentation ofland ownership through a reliable cadastral system and the consequential accountability is acrucial element not only from a social and economic point of view, but also from anenvironmental point of view.Such factors are at the base of a spatially enabled government and society, in which«location» – provided by a positioning infrastructure – and «spatial information» – providedby a spatial data infrastructure – are readily available to citizens and businesses. The cadastrein its own right and with its information on land ownership underpins any nation's ability tomanage land and its resources. The cadastral data, however, need to be integrated in broaderland administration systems in order to contribute to the overall goal of sustainabledevelopment.This paper will investigate what a spatially enabled society entails, how the cadastre and thecadastral land surveyors fit in and what their contributions look like.
Keywordsspatially enabled society; land administration; cadastre
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