FIG2020 Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration

The FIG Working Week has been cancelled. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.

First, the Dutch Government announced new measurements to control the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Netherlands all gatherings are prohibited until 1 June.

Second, our primary concern is always the wellbeing of you, and we would not take on the responsibility, during these times, to bring so many surveyors from all over the world together.

Date: Saturday 9 May 2020 at VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Land administration should be designed to meet the needs of people and their relationship to land, to support security of tenure for all and to sustainably manage land use and natural resources.

Fit-for-purpose means that the land administration systems should be designed for the purpose of managing current land issues within a specific country or region – rather than simply following more advanced technical standards. The fit-for-purpose approach is participatory and inclusive – it is fundamentally a human rights approach.

The topic of "Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration (FFP LA)" has been on the FIG agenda since the Joint FIG / World Bank publication in March 2014 (FIG Publication No. 60). The aim of raising the topic at that time was that our professional community would become more aware of providing appropriate and fit-for-purpose services to society rather than "focusing on top-end technical solutions" only. It is important for our profession to recognize that surveying and technology is not the end in itself but a means to the end. However, there was skepticism about the publication from within the profession ever since it has been published. This pre-event is a continuation of the special session held at the FIG Working Week 2019 in Hanoi. It aims to fully explore the pros and cons of FFP LA, based on experience gathered through practical implementations. The pre-event is sponsored by the School of Land Administration (a joint venture between Kadaster International and ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation.

Organised by: Kadaster International & ITC University Twente.

Photos: FIG Publication no. 60: Fit-for-Purpose Landadministration

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