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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 world wide

  • 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
    administration;

  • To promote awareness of the role of surveyors in land administration matters to the public and among stake holders.


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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

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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 2013:
 - Annual Meeting of FIG Commission 7 on Cadastre and Land       
   Management
 - General Assembly of the FGF – the Fédération des Géomètres
   Francophones
 - 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 September 2013

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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


Paul van der Molen, Representative from commission 7 making his report to the General Assembly.

Commission 7 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013.  Commission 7 report


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.

Web site: http://fig2013-c7.jimdo.com/ 


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
Proceedings now available

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


Gerda Schennach

Commission 7 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012. The General Assembly elected Ms. Gerda Schennach from Austria as the Chair Elect of Commission 7 for 2013-2014.


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: http://www.landandpoverty.com/ 


FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2011and International Symposium „Cadastre 2.0“
25 September - 1 October 2011, Grillhof, Innsbruck, Austria

The Proceedings of the International FIG Symposium "Cadastre 2.0" are obtainable.
Price € 25,-- incl. tax and postage. Please order it here


FIG Commission 7, Newsletter


Commission 7 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech Morocco


Final Newsletter from Commission Chair András Ossko 2007-2010

Cadastral Template - A Worldwide Comparison of Cadastral Systems

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 Symposium, 5-10 September, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

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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 continents.
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".
Web site: www.conference.kig-bg.org 
Invitation and call for paper (PDF)


Commission 7 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010

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Daniel Roberge

Commission 7 had its meeting during the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The General Assembly appointed Mr. Daniel Roberge from Canada as the Chair of Commission 7 for 2011-2014.


Commission 7 Newsletter - December 2009

FAO and FIG Commission 7 WG 7.3 publication "FLOSS in Cadastre and Land Registration - Opportunities and Risks"
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 WG 7.3.

FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2009 and One-Day Open Symposium on "Progressing Towards u-Cadastre" - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-16 October 2009

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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. Read more...

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 Working Groups.


Chair of FIG Commission 7
Mr. Daniel Roberge

The World Bank Office
UTI Building, 6th Floor
31, Vasile Lascar Str.
Sector 2 - Code 020492
Bucharest, Romania
roberge_d@hotmail.com 
FIG Commission 7 Webmaster
FIG Office
International Federation of Surveyors, FIG
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
DENMARK
e-mail: FIG@fig.net
Tel + 45 3886 1081
Fax + 45 3886 0252
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