From cadastre to land management: A Cadastre 2014 Outlook

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This short paper provides an outlook from the publication “Cadastre 2014” as launched at the FIG Congress in Brighton, UK, July 1998. The publication has achieved an incredible impact in terms of advocating the importance of cadastral systems and their structure as a kind of backbone in market based societies. This impact can hardly be overestimated. However, an outlook is necessary to adapt the traditional cadastral concept to include more flexible approaches for meeting the global challenges ahead.

The paper facilitates an understanding of how the cadastre has evolved over recent years into the broader concept of Land Administration in support of sound Land Governance. The role of land professionals and FIG is underlined in this regard.

The paper also looks ahead towards the role the role of the cadastre within the wider concept of concept of spatially enabled society, and, on the other hand, the need for a more flexible approach to cadastral concepts as a basis for building adequate systems of land governance in developing countries with very limited cadastral coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngaging the Challenge, Enhancing the Relevance: FIG XXv Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. : XXV FIG Congress 2014
Number of pages8
PublisherInternational Federation of Surveyors
Publication date2014
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-92853-21-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEngaging the Challenge, Enhancing the Relevance: XXV FIG Congress 2014 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 16 Jun 201421 Jun 2014


ConferenceEngaging the Challenge, Enhancing the Relevance
CityKuala Lumpur


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