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10 Vital Considerations for software implementation: How to ensure success of your new land administration system

By Thomson Reuters, FIG Corporate Member

The implementation of a new land administration system is no small investment for modern governments in both developed and developing countries. The operation as a whole depends on the strength of the new system and the users’ ability to wield it to its fullest potential.

The risk of adopting a new system can be minimized by evaluating it against the 3S Decision-Making Framework. Ensuring that the governments’ prospective solution is secure, scalable and sustainable enables the tempering of the challenges associated with change and positions the organization for both short- and long-term successes.

The publication include 10 considerations allowing modern governments to gauge the security, scalability and sustainability of the solution being evaluated.


Click picture for bigger format Land Administration for Sustainable Development - available as e-book
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The authors: Professor Ian Williamson, Professor Stig Enemark, Land Policy Lawyer Jude Wallace  and Professional Land Surveyor and Chartered Engineer Abbas Rajabifard examine global land administration systems and outlines basic principles applicable to all countries. This book shows how to help ensure social equality, economic growth, and environmental protection through holistic land management. Professors, government officials, and students of land planning, land administrators, land planning managers will find this an invaluable resource. The book is furthermore being translated into French and Spanish which should be available end 2013. 

1 July  2013


GIM International FIG Special 2011
For the FIG Working Week, which was held from 18th to 22nd May 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco, GIM International has created a dedicated edition. This edition is available online.
The theme of this issue is cadastre and the developments that specialists expect in the time to come: an interview with Hernando De Soto and the series of articles Beyond Cadastre 2034.
30 May 2011

The Future of Cities is a report of a parallel event held on the occasion of the nineteenth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). Includes presentation of Prof. Holger Magel, FIG President "About the Future of Cities".

The Future of Cities. UN-Habitat, Nairobi 9 May 2003


Click picture for bigger format A joint CLGE/FIG seminar on Enhancing Professional Competence, Delft, The Netherlands, 3 November 2000

Proceedings from the first Joint CLGE/FIG seminar on Enhancing Professional Competence that was held 3 November  2000 at Delft University of Technology are now available as hard copy and on this web site. The aim of the seminar was to develop a suitable framework for the surveying profession in Europe as a basis for enhancing professional competence through the principle of mutual recognition of professional qualifications which has been established in law at the European level. This is the first joint activity to combine the efforts of FIG and CLGE (The Council of European Geodetic Surveyors). The seminar attracted some 50 participants from 17 countries representing the educational sector and the professional surveying community in the European region.
Requests for the hard copies:
Gerda Schennach email: gerda.schennach[at]bev.gv.at  or FIG office, email: fig[at]fig.net 
 


Click picture for bigger format The SDl Guide for Africa aims to provide a blue print for SDl implementation. Real experiences, examples, and documents are presented from African countries and other countries around the world It is meant as a ‘virtual reference kiosk' for information managers, data technicians, and technology innovators who are interested in building information infrastructure in their country.

It has been compiled as a cooperative effort of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDl) and ElS-Africa , with the collaboration of the International Institute for Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITG). The objective of compiling this handbook is to assist African countries to improve the management of their geo-spatial data resources in a way that effectively supports decision-making by governments and ensures the participation of the entire society in the process.
Selected experts from Africa and abroad, possessing a wide knowledge and experience in advancing GI development at national, regional and international level s contributed to the various chapters of the guide. They provided their country experiences, solutions and opportunities on the different issues the handbook addresses.

For more information contact
The Director
Development Information Services Division (DISD) Economic Commission for Africa P.O. Box 3001
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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