FIG Commission 7


SYMPOSIUM on Cadastral Systems in Developing Countries

Held in conjunction with FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting

In Penang, Malaysia, 7 May 1997

 

Contents

Preface by the Chairperson of Working Group 7.2
Report of Proceedings

A. Introduction
B. Attendance
C. Objective
D. Opening
E. Programme
F. Panel Discussion
G. Closure

Annex 1

List of Foreign Participants
List of Local Participants

Annex 2

Programme

Annex 3

Summary of Panel Discussion

 

Symposium Papers

"Land Administration - Underpinning Land Management"
by Professor Dr. Peter Dale, President of FIG
"The National Infrastructure For Land Information System (NALIS) - Applying Information Technology To Improve The Utilisation Of Land Data In Malaysia"
by Prof. Dato' Dr. Nik Mohd. Zain Bin Mohd. Yusof
Secretary General, Ministry of Land and Cooperative Development Malaysia
"Cadastral Reforms In Malaysia"
by Dato' Abdul Majid Bin Mohamed
Director General, Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia
"Towards The Implementation Of Coordinated Cadastral System For Malaysia - An Analysis Of Results Of A Pilot Study In The State Of Melaka"
by Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Majid Bin Abdul Kadir,
University of Technology Malaysia
"Report On The Questionnaire Regarding Cadastral Projects In Developing Countries"
by Tommy Osterberg (Sweden)
"Report On Women's Access To Land And Security Of Tenure"
by Agneta Ericsson (Sweden)
"Cadastral Systems In Developing Countries - Legal Option"
by Tommy Osterberg (Sweden)
"Strategic Management Of Cadastral Reform - Institutional Issues"
by Prof. Ian Williamson (Australia)
"Land Policy Option"
by Paul Munro-Faure (United Kingdom)
"Cadastral Systems In Developing Countries - Technical Option"
by Dr. Ing. Winfried Hawerk (Germany)

SYMPOSIUM on Cadastral Systems in Developing Countries

Held in conjunction with FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting

In Penang, Malaysia, 7 May 1997

Preface

Commission 7 of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is concerned with land management and cadastral systems. The commission has organised its work in three working groups for the time to the Brighton congress 1998.

Working Group 7.1 Modern Cadastres

Working Group 7.2 Cadastral Systems in Developing Countries

Working Group 7.3 Land Management

Each working group has organised a symposium in conjunction with the annual meeting of the commission. This seminar has been organised by the Working Group on Cadastral Systems in Developing Countries.

The aim of the symposium in Penang was to study the cadastral development in Malaysia and the elaborate on the cadastral options identified by the commission in previous discussions. The cadastral options are:

- Legal options

- Institutional options

- Land Policy options

- Technical options

This report includes the contribution and discussions during the seminar. The working group would like to express its sincere thanks to the organisers, Dato Abdul Majid Mohamed, Surveyor General and all staff memebers from Survey Department who organised the symposium in an excellent manner and published this symposium report, to the Malaysian Government for contribution to the symposium and for sponsorship to several participants from developing countries. We also want to thank the Government of Australia and United Kingdom, who also have sponsored participants from developing countries.

Tommy Ísterberg

Chairperson Working Group 7.2


REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

From The Symposium On Cadastral System In Developing Countries

7th May 1997, Penang, Malaysia

A. Introduction

The Symposium on Cadastral System in Developing Countries was held at the Parkroyal Resort Hotel Penang, Malaysia on the 6th May 1997. The symposium was held in conjunction with the FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting. This symposium presented several local and overseas academician and experts who discuss issues relating to laws, institutions, land development policies and cadastral technicalities in developing countries.

B. Attendance

The symposium was attended by a total of 141 representatives, members, experts and observers from 33 countries. The full list of participants is attached as Annex 1.

C. Objective

The objective of this symposium is to continue the work and further elaborate on the previously identified cadastral options, namely legal options, institutional options, land policy options and technical options. The programme included presentations related to the four options from an international perspective and a presentation about woman's access to land. The presentations attempted to answer the following questions from the perspective of developing countries and countries in transition:

(a) Which are the different options available and what are their advantages and disadvantages in various circumstances?

(b) Which of the options are universal and valid for cadastral development in general and which are related to typical situation in specific groups of countries or specific types of problems?

(c) Given the situation in many developing countries, which are the advices you would like to give for cadastral development?

 

D. Opening

On behalf of the Government of Malaysia Dato' Abdul Majid Mohamed opened the seminar by welcoming all participants and expressing a desire that the seminar would be successful.

E. Programme

The running of the symposium was divided into 3 sessions. Prof. Ian Williamson of Australia chaired the first session, which began at 0945 hour. Six papers were presented during this session. Dato' Abdul Majid Mohamed of Malaysia chaired the second session, which began at 1400 hour. Four more papers were presented during this second session. Mr. Tommy Osterberg of Sweden chaired session 3, which began at 1630 hour. A panel discussion was held during this session, which saw active participation from the floor. A copy of the programme is attached as Annex 2.

F. Panel Discussion

Various remarks and recommendations were noted during the panel discussion. A summary of the panel discussion is attached as Annex 3.

G. Closure

After accomplishing the panel discussion, the Dato' Abdul Majid Mohamed closed the seminar by thanking all lecturers and participants for their involvement and interest in the seminar.

 


Annex 1

LIST OF FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS

 

Name

Designation / Institution

Country

1. Dr. Gary J. Hunter Secretary, FIG Commission 7 Australia
2. Earl B. M. James FIG Honorary President Australia
3. John R. Parker Surveyor General Australia
4. Prof. Don Grant Surveyor General of NSW Australia
5. Prof. Ian P. Williamson Chairperson, FIG Comm. 7 Australia
6. Dipl. Eng. G. Schennach Bundesamt fur Eich-und Vermessungswesen Austria
7. Dipl. Ing. Ernst Hoeflinger Austrian Association for Surveying Austria
8. Haji Alibakar bin Haji Kasim Senior Land Surveyor, Survey Department Brunei Darussalam
9. P. Hj. Matusin P. Hj. Matasan Surveyor General, Survey Department Brunei Darussalam
10. Prof. Sue Nichols Prof. of Geomatics & Member Canadian Inst. of Geomatics Canada
11. Bodil Ekner Head of Division, Danish Directorate for Development Denmark
12. Prof. Stig Enemark Chairperson, FIG Comm. 2 Denmark
13. Christoph Steinacher Teamleader of EGCP Egypt
14. Rofail Shokry Project Director of EGCP Egypt
15. Shehata Ismael Head For Central Adm. For Surveying Egypt
16. Mele Rakai Member of Fiji Institute of Surveyors Fiji
17. Mikko Uimonen Cadastral Information Centre Finland
18. Dr. Winfried Hawerk Deutscher Verein fur Vermessungsweren Germany
19. Dr. Potsiou Chryssy Researcher, National Technical University of Athens Greece
20. Prof. Dr. Badekas John President, HEMCO Greece
21. Wong Chung Hang Senior Land Surveyor, Lands Department Hong Kong
22. Andras Ossko Head of Survey Department Hungary
23. Djoko Walijatun Director of Land Registration Indonesia
24. Ir. Leo Nardy Survey & Mapping Com. Ass. Indonesia
25. Kusuma Yudistird, Ronny Engineer, National Land Agency Indonesia
26. Robert J Lumempouw Geodetic Engineer, National Land Agency Indonesia
27. Dr. Taichi Oshima Emeritus Professor of Hosei University Japan
28. Jong-Seo Kim Senior Researcher, Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation Korea
29. Yong-Mun Lee Senior Researcher, Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation Korea
30. Professor Jung-Ho Kim Professor, Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation Korea
31. Ass. Prof. Klara Ismaillova Head, Chair of Land Management Kyrgyzstan
32. Karima Hairullova Interpreter, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Kyrgyzstan
33. Oun Visounnalath Director of Department of Land & Housing Management Laos
34. Ir. J.K. Sonnenberg Director, Land Consolidation & Mapping Netherlands
35. Ir. Paul van der Molen O.I.C.R.F., Dutch National Cadastre Netherlands
36. Rygh Gotfred Senior Engineer Norway
37. Prof. Hans Sevatdal Department of Land Use & Landscape Planning Norway
38. Mary Latau Student, University of Melbourne Papua New Guinea
39. Jose G. Solis Head/Administrator Philippines
40. Manuel D. Gerochi IOC-Director, Lands Management Bureau Philippines
41. Prof. Lopez Epifanio D. Director, Center for Applied Geodesy Philippines
42. Prof. Dr. Hopfer, A.J.T.

Head of Department, Uni. of Agriculture and Technology Poland
43. Regina Marin Michelle Sinon Government Land Surveyor Republic of Seychelles
44. Anthony Lim Tow Keong Deputy Managing Director, Topcon Singapore Pte Ltd Singapore
45. Kang Ghee Keong Senior Software Engineer, Topcon Singapore Pte Ltd Singapore
46. Quah Kee Soo Chairman, LS Division, SISV Singapore
47. Tan Sek Leng Hon. Secretary, LS Division, SISV Singapore
48. Wee Soon Kiang Deputy Chief Surveyor Singapore
49. Zhang Yi Guang Senior Software Engineer, Topcon Singapore Pte Ltd Singapore
50. Tommy Osterberg Office of Director General, National Land Survey Sweden
51. Agneta Ericsson Vice President, Swede Survey Sweden
52. Dipl. Ing. Daniel Steudler Swiss Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying Switzerland
53. Dipl. Ing. Kaufmann Jurg Kaufmann Consulting Switzerland
54. Muhammad Salim Sulaiman Principal Secretary, Ministry of Water Construction Tanzania
55. Dr. Wicha Jiwalai President, Surveying and Mapping Society Thailand
56. Visith Atthakorn Department of Lands Thailand
57. Aggrey Agumya Student, University of Melbourne Uganda
58. Dr. Paul Munro-Faure Vice-Chairperson, FIG Commission 7 United Kingdom
59. Prof. Peter F. Dale President FIG United Kingdom
60. Henry Tom National Imagery And Mapping Agency USA
61. Prof. Dr. Dang Hung Vo Secretary General Vietnam

 

LIST OF LOCAL PARTICIPANTS

 

Name

Designation / Institution

62. Ab Ghafar Bin Agus Meridian Survey Consultants
63. Abdul Majid Bin Abdul Hamid Director of Survey Pahang
64. Abdul Majid Bin Abdul Hamid Director of Survey Pahang
65. Abdul Rahman Don Department of Survey and Mapping
66. Abdul Samad Bin Bahari Director of Survey Melaka
67. Ahmad Ghazali Bin Mohd Ayob Director of Survey Terengganu
68. Ali bin Ahmad Department of Survey and Mapping
69. Andrei T. Link Trimble Navigation NE Ltd
70. Andrew Phung Voon Seng Andrew Phung Voon Seng
71. Anthony C. Linggian Dept. of Land and Survey Sabah
72. Aw Kheng Huat Tan Peng Seng & Rakan-Rakan
73. Azmy Bin Ab. Rahman Director of Survey Penang
74. Chan Kuen Ming Nadi Ukur Consultant
75. Che Mustapha Bin Abdullah Director of Survey Perlis
76. Cheah Cheng Bin Jurukur Rakyat
77. Chow Chee Phing FELDA
78. Choy Ming Swee Ukurarah Consultants
79. Chua Kok Peng Jurukur KP dan Rakan
80. Chuah Ah Bah Jurukur Chuah & Rakan
81. Chuang Kuang Han Jurukur Perunding
82. Dato' Abdul Majid Mohamed Dir. General of Survey and Mapping
83. Dato' Paul Foo Pusat Ukur
84. Dr Noordin Bin Ahmad Jurukur Setia
85. Haji Abdul Latiff Bin Othman Jurukur Latiff
86. Hj Abd Rahim B Hj Abd Wahab Syarikat Abdul Wahab
87. Hj Megat Suffian Mgt Yunus Kumpulan Sofian
88. Hj Mohd Nordin B Hj Sabran Jurukur Perunding
89. Hj Syed Mohd Nasir Syed Tahir Jurukur Setia
90. Haji Hamzah Bin Salleh Jurukur Perintis
91. Hamid bin Ali Department of Survey and Mapping
92. Hasan Bin Jamil Director of Survey Selangor
93. Hashim Bin Haji Sibelik Jurukur Hashim-Serantau
94. Hj Che Abdullah Bin Md Rejab Director of Survey Johor
95. Hj Mohd Kamil Bin Mat Daud Director of Survey Kelantan
96. Ho Koon Kan Jurukur Perunding
97. Jalal Bin Hj Johari Jalal Johari Consultants
98. John Elvis Koh Department of Survey and Mapping
99. K. Govindan Director of Survey Perak
100. K.S. Nair Perunding Ukur KSN
101. Khoo Boo Khean Jurukur Perunding
102. Koh Lam Seng Jurukur Alam Bumi
103. Kong Hin Yew Jurukur Perunding
104. Lai Chiam Ho Jurukur Perunding
105. Lee Bong Pee Jurukur Makmur
106. Lee Swee Kee Kumpulan Ukur Petanah
107. Leong Teng Boon Jurukur Ehsan
108. M. Amin B. Laihi Dept. of Land and Survey Sabah
109. Majuan B. Jeraie Dept. of Land and Survey Sarawak
110. Mohaizi Bin Mohamad Jurukur Mutiara
111. Mohd Azahari B Md Zainuddin Director of Survey Kedah
112. Mohd Razali Bin Abdullah Syarikat Ayob bin Saud
113. Newas Ukoi Brunei Darussalam
114. Ng Lian Hue Jurukur Perunding
115. Ng Moo Yin Syarikat Bintang Jaya
116. Ong Hu Shu Jurukur Alir Jaya
117. Osman Hj Jamal Dept. of Land and Survey Sabah
118. Poh Sin Bin Jurukur Amanah
119. Quek Tee Kim Quek Tee Kim & Rakan-Rakan
120. Robert Chung Hon Cheong Jurukur Swasta
121. Rosli Bin Ahmad Jurukur Budiman
122. Shaharuddin Bin Musa Jurukur Putra
123. Siu Kam Wa Jurukur Siu dan Rakan-Rakan
124. Sow Tung Low Syarikat Sow Tung Low
125. Sudarsono Osman Dept. of Land and Survey Sarawak
126. Tan Chwi Seng Jurukur Semasa
127. Tan Gaik Leong Jurukur Berjasa
128. Tang Chet Poh Syarikat Mahyuddin dan Siew
129. Teo Chee Hai Perunding GeoSurveys
130. Teoh Teik Leong Perunding Ukur Tekun
131. Tim Steeves Global Geomatics JV
132. Toh Swee Eng Juruukur Permata Malaysia
133. Tung Kok Kwan Jurukur Esa
134. Wah King Tze KTWah & Rakan
135. Wan Zainuddin B Wan Yusof Director of Survey F.T. Kuala Lumpur
136. Wong Yew Kin Aneka Ukur Konsultant
137. Yap Seng Peng Jurukur Perintis
138. Yap Yoon Kan Tan, Yap & Associates
139. Yeo Ah Tah Jurukur Express
140. Zakaria Bin Saat Director of Survey W.P. Labuan
141. Zakariah Bin Hj Khairuddin Director of Survey N. Sembilan

 


Annex 2

Symposium Programme

Cadastral System in Developing Countries

 

7th May 1997 (Wednesday)
Time Agenda
0830 Welcoming Address by the Chairperson
Key-note Address by Professor Dr. Peter Dale, President of FIG

"Land Administration - Understanding Land Management"

"The National Infrastructure For Land Information System (NALIS) - Applying Information Technology To Improve The Utilisation Of Land Data In Malaysia" by Dato’ Dr. Nik Mohd. Zain Bin Mohd. Yusof, Secretary General,
Ministry of Land and Cooperative Development Malaysia
0930 Tea Break
1000 "Cadastral Reforms In Malaysia" by Dato’ Abdul Majid Bin Mohamed,
Director General, Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia
"Towards The Implementation Of Coordinated Cadastral System For Malaysia - An Analysis Of Results Of A Pilot Study In The State Of Melaka"
by Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Majid Bin Abdul Kadir,
University of Technology Malaysia
"Report On The Questionnaire Regarding Cadastral Projects In Developing Countries" by Tommy Osterberg (Sweden)
"Report On Women’s Access To Land And Security Of Tenure"
by Agneta Ericsson (Sweden)
1230 Lunch
1400 "Cadastral Systems In Developing Countries - Legal Option"
by Tommy Osterberg (Sweden)
"Strategic Management Of Cadastral Reform - Institutional Issues"
by Prof. Ian Williamson (Australia)
"Land Policy Option" by Paul Munro-Faure (United Kingdom)
"Cadastral Systems In Developing Countries - Technical Option"
by Dr. Ing. Winfried Hawerk (Germany)
1600 Tea Break
1630 Panel Discussion
Close of Symposium

Annex 3

Summary of Panel Discussion

In the panel discussion that followed after the presentations, among others the following remarks were made:


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