LEI recognises the critical part that land information systems play in integrating the main components of land administration, survey and mapping data, land registration information and land valuation data.
With land accounting for between half and three quarters of national wealth, land information and transaction systems are critical enablers of good governance and sustainable urban and rural development. The power of ‘where’ and the value of geospatial data is becoming far better understood and utilised whether for humanitarian response or resilience planning through to economic indicators and tax mapping. Efficiency and integration of spatial and non-spatial data management are at the heart of a modern land administration system. While technology can enable ‘leapfrog’ solutions to quickly address otherwise dysfunctional, time-consuming and expensive reform processes, it must go hand in hand with people-oriented mechanisms for good governance and good design.
Land information systems play a key role in integrating the main components of land administration, survey and mapping data, land registration information, and land valuation data. LEI can maximise opportunities arising from the computerisation of land records and systems, through data conversion, software application development, business process re-engineering, identifying value-added services, developing sustainable self-financing options and addressing the policy issues and necessary policy reform that may accompany computerisation.
Computerisation policy issues can include:
Our strategy is to identify appropriate structures to encourage participation from all stakeholders at the policy and technical levels, and conduct training initiatives which support the sustainable operation of land information systems.