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Oct 2017 | No Comment

Report of the UN-GGIM Academic Network Forum

On 31 July 2017, the UN-GGIM Academic Network, in close collaboration with and the support of UN-Expert Group on Land Administration and Management, UN-GGIM Private …

Nov 2016 | No Comment

Zanzibar has a very high population density of 500 per sq. km, in a land area 2,650 sq. km. This ratio is alarming when it comes to actual development planning. After the 1964 Political Revolution, a number of land reforms were instituted aimed at changing …

May 2015 | No Comment

China’s land registration has a very long history. According to archaeological discoveries, at least in Western Zhou Dynasty (9th century BC

Apr 2015 | No Comment

Himachal Pradesh has been experiencing massive growth in hydel electricity projects during the last two decades or so. It was mainly on account of successive state government’s policy and emphasis on harnessing the hydel power potential of the state. As Himachal Pradesh…

Apr 2015 | No Comment

Designing Land Registry-Cadastre Data Theme (TRGIS.TK) is presented and discussed in this study. This data theme is one of the base geo-data themes…

Jan 2014 | No Comment

Potential conflicts between customary and / or informal systems of land tenure with the state supported formal systems of land registration are an issue in many developing regions. Africa presents a significant challenge because the traditional authorities (chiefs, clans, families etc.)

May 2013 | No Comment

Fundamental to the challenges facing the reform of the Indonesian land sector is that it lacks a comprehensive land law. All land in Indonesia falls into one of two categories: (i) forest estate (kawasan hutan); and (ii) non-forest estate (Areal Pengunan Lain, APL). As such, land is administered under a dual system through two different government agencies, the Ministry of Forestry (MoFor) and the National Land Agency (Badan Pertanahan Nasional, BPN) responsible for forestry and non-forestry lands, respectively.

Mar 2013 | No Comment

With the advent of satellite imagery resolution, the satellite photogrammetry has become a new area of practice to handle mass data and been utilized in many areas with its low cost and short production time.

Feb 2013 | 8 Comments

The methodologies of land surveying remained largely unchanged over hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Computational methods were enhanced with the use of logarithmic tables introduced by Napier in the 17th century, and supplemented by hand-powered rotational cylinder mechanisms for speed of calculation first introduced by Pascal, also in the 17th century. These were later to be electrified in the 20th century prior to the invention of the…

Nov 2012 | No Comment

Various nations have passed legislation that makes it possible for ruralcommunities to register their lands as a single legalentity and act as decentralized land administration and management bodies. However, due to various political, financialand capacity constraints, these laws are often not implemented successfully.