Welcome to the home page of FIG Commission 7 -
Cadastre and Land Management
The Mission of Commission 7 is to:
To provide a forum for enhancing and exchanging
knowledge about cadastre, land admini-stration and land management
To encourage the development of pro poor land
management and land administration
To promote the importance of development of
sustainable land administration as infra-structure for sustainable
development to underpin economic growth
To promote the application of innovative and
advanced technology in cadastre and land
To promote awareness of the role of surveyors in
land administration matters to the public and among stake holders.
New Commission Chair 2015-18
From 1.1.2015 Gerda Schennach has taken over the chair of FIG
Commission 7 from Daniel Roberge.
Right now all commission chairs are prepraing their Work Plan
2015-2018. The Work Plans will be discussed at a meeting on 23
January 2015 in Athens, Greece in connection with a Kick Off
event, and the final work plans will be presented at the FIG
Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015
Commisson 7 Newsletter December 2014
International symposium and training FIG - FGF, Yaunde,
Cameroon October 2013
On 21-25 of October 2013 in connection with the
FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting an International symposium and
training was organised by FIG and FGF.
The publication is a summary of a three days
seminar reflecting the diversity of stakeholders, the richness
of presentations and debates of a seminar organised by the
Federation of French-Speaking surveyors (FGF) with FIG
Commission 7 in October 2013 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting and GeoConference 2014
The FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting and GeoConference 2014 will take
place 7-11 October, Québec, Canada.
Réunion annuelle de la Commission 7 de la FIG et GéoCongrès 2014
Links to a short you-tube clip:
FIG Commission 7 Newsletter - June 2014
FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting 2013, "Land Policies
and Land Governance International Symposium and Workshop", Yaounde,
Cameroon, 21 Oct. - 25 Oct. 2013
Commission 7 Annual meeting in Yaoundé, Cameroon
|A series of events was held in the Djeuga
Palace hotel in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon in October
- Annual Meeting of FIG Commission 7 on Cadastre and Land
- General Assembly of the FGF – the Fédération des Géomètres
- Training Workshop in Land Administration
- International Symposium on Land Policies and Land Governance
LADM2013: 5th FIG International Land Administration
Domain Model Workshop was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-25
LADM audience focussed
|Over 40 participants attended the workshop
and a total of 25 peer reviewed papers were presented,
covering a range of themes, including: the industry
perspective on LADM; the linkage between LADM and
information infrastructures; refined LADM modeling, 3D
representations and formalizing LADM semantics; specific
LADM country profiles; and implementation aspects.
Commission 7 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja,
Nigeria 6-10 May 2013
FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting 2013 and International
Symposium, Yaoundé Cameroon, 21-25 October 2013
Land Policies and Land Governance International Symposium and
Workshop and Commission 7 Annual Meeting. Jointly organized by the
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the Fédération des
géomètres francophones (FGF) and the Ordre des géomètres du Cameroun.
FIG Commission 7 Newsletter April 2013
Commission 7 Newsletter April 2013:
FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting 2012 and International
Symposium, San Luis, Argentina, 30 November to 4 December 2012
The FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting 2012 and International Symposium
will take place in San Luis, Argentina, from 30 November to 4 December
2012. These events will follow the FIG Regional Conference in Uruguay.
The theme of the symposium will be Land Governance in South America in
an international perspective. These events are co-organized by the
Consejo Federal de Catastro de Argentina (CFC) and the Federación
Argentina del Agrimensores (FADA).
International FIG workshop on the Land Administration
Domain Model (LADM2013)
The Land Administration Domain Model, LADM passed on the 1st of
November 2012 unanimously the final vote towards becoming an
international standard, ISO 19152 and was formally published by ISO on
1ste of December 2012. It will stimulate the development of software
applications and will accelerate the implementation of proper land
administration systems that will support sustainable development.
The 5th International LADM Workshop will be held in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, 24 - 25 September, 2013 in conjunction with ISG2013.
Deadline for the submission of extended abstracts is 31 May 2013.
International Seminar on State Land Management in
Transitional Countries: Issues and Ways Forward 20-21 September 2012
The International Seminar on State Land Management in Transitional
Countries: Issues and Ways Forward took place 20-21 September
2012 in Budapest, Hungary at the Ministry of Rural Development. The
international seminar was organised by FIG Commission 7 and FAO.
FIG Commission 7 Newsletter September 2012
Commission 7 Newsletter August 2012:
Commission 7 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome,
Italy, 6-10 May 2012
FIG Commission 7 Newsletter
World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
23-25 April 2012, Washington D.C., USA.
Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, organised by The World
Bank. Call for paper is opened. Deadline 31 October 2011
Web site and call for paper:
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2011and International
Symposium „Cadastre 2.0“
25 September - 1 October 2011, Grillhof, Innsbruck, Austria
FIG Commission 7, Newsletter
Commission 7 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech
Final Newsletter from Commission Chair András Ossko
Cadastral Template - A Worldwide Comparison of Cadastral
The "Cadastral Template" has been developed by a
research group at the Department of Geomatics of the University of
Melbourne. It consists of cadastral country reports based on a
jointly developed PCGIAP/FIG template.
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting and International Open
5-10 September, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
András Osskó and Daniel Roberge
FIG Commission 7 in cooperation with the Czech Union of
Surveyors and Cartographers organized its Annual Meeting between
5 and 11 September 2010 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Commission 7 has had a 20 year tradition organizing annual
meetings each year, separately from major FIG events, based on
the consensus of Commission 7 delegates. The Annual Meeting 2010
was the last of a four year period chaired by Mr. András Osskó,
Hungary. There was a record number of participation in the
Annual Meeting 2010 showing the importance of land
administration matters world wide. 57 delegates attended this
annual meeting from 32 countries representing all of the
The proceedings will be available soon.
Invitation to Commission 3 and 7 Workshop - 15-17
November 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria as well as Commission 3 Annual Meeting
Theme of the Workshop is "Information and Land Management. A
Decade after the Millennium".
Invitation and call for paper (PDF)
Commission 7 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010
||FAO Land Tenure Group and FIG Commission 7 WG 7.3 have
launched a publication “FLOSS
in Cadastre and Land Registration - Opportunities and Risks”.
Land administration and cadastral systems in the 21st century
depend on the use of information technology (IT) tools. The
application of these tools affects very much the systems’
efficiency and costs. While commercial softwares have helped to
establish the infrastructures of today and continue to do so,
open-source alternatives, which have achieved considerable
significance in many IT fields, have grown to provide credible
alternatives for consideration. For various reasons, however,
they are not often used in land administration and cadastre,
even when their potential is increasingly recognised. This
booklet aims to shed light on this potential, exploring the
advantages, and disadvantages of open source solutions within
the context of cadastre and land registration. The publication
is the result of four years of cooperation between FAO and FIG
One-day Open Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
|This year's FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting was
held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia just before the Regional
Conference. More than 40 delegates from 22 countries
participated the meeting. At the meeting András Osskó, Chair of the Commission, and
Commission 7 working group chairs gave reports on the
Commission 7 activities. The One-day Open Symposium on „Progressing
Towards ubiquitous Cadastre” was a successful event: Besides
of international delegates more than 200 professionals attended
from Malaysia and and neighbouring countries.
What is Commission 7?
Commission 7 deals with land administration ('the process of
determining, recording, and disseminating information about the
ownership, value and use of land when implementing land management
policies', ref. UNECE Land Administration Guidelines 1996). 'Ownership'
should be seen as a broad concept of land tenure within various
jurisdictions (statutory, customary, informal etc.). 'Land' includes
constructions at subsurface level, ground level and above land level
(e.g. buildings). Furthermore Commission 7 deals with land management,
that is the implementation of land policy, by a wide range of land
policy instruments (e.g. land reform, land consolidation, land markets,
land taxation, marine resource management etc.).
In 'key words' Commission 7 deals with
- land tenure
- institutional context of land
- land law and land related laws
- land related public administration
- public and private roles in land administration
- land registration and land recording
- cadastres, land registers and cadastral maps
- cadastral surveying and mapping
- non parcel based land information systems
- informal settlements and formalization processes
- land related information management and business administration
- re-engineering and cadastral reform
- land policy and land policy instruments
- land markets, land use planning, land taxation
- land and marine resource management
- land reform and land redistribution
- land consolidation and urban land readjustment
- access to land by women and vulnerable groups
The Commission is organised with four
|Chair of FIG Commission 7
BEV-Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying
Tel. + 43 512 588091-1301
Fax + 43 512 588091-1253
International Federation of Surveyors, FIG
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel + 45 3886 1081
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