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lecture: OGC's Land Administration Working Group – Building Bridges between communities

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Land administration is an ongoing concern in many countries of the world
and less than 30% of the landcover is properly titled or surveyed. This
lack leads to insecurity of tenure, economic barriers, land grabbing and
is a major problem to resolving land conflicts. Land administration
frameworks have to support a wide variety of regulatory and policy
environments and interoperability is key in providing the necessary

In order to avoid the creation of yet another set of data silos OGC
members set out to form a Domain Working Group (DWG) on Land
Administration as a forum to explore existing interoperability standards
and best practices in this domain.

The presentation will focus on this newly established working group and
introduce to some of the key points of interest. While there are some
standards describing elements of an administrative system (for example
ISO LADM), there is no consistent use of geospatial description of land
records or adequate rules for defining and describing the quality of the
records. The group will work to provide a common vocabulary for the
locational aspects of land administration databases and will also be a
forum for connecting suitable technology for data linkage and quality

Some of the key players in the Land Administration domain have created
Open Source tools like FLOSS SOLA (FAO) and STDM (GLTN and UN Habitat)
which are based on core OSGeo technology and already make extensive use
OGC standards.


Day: 2016-08-24
Start time: 15:00
Duration: 00:30
Room: Plenary Office