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Session Overview
01-12: Connecting Land Data Systems for Tenure Security
Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017:
8:30am - 10:00am

Session Chair: Stefano Ghielmetti, Trimble, United States of America
Location: MC 9-100


The Ghana Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS) as a Component of National Geospatial Policy

Graham C Deane1, Robert M Owen1, Benjamin Quaye2

1Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom; 2Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources - Land Administration Project

The Government of Ghana, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, is implementing the Land Administration Project 2 (LAP-2) which builds upon the foundations laid under LAP-1. Central to LAP-2 has been the development of a national geospatial policy and the implementation of GELIS, the Ghana Enterprise Land Information System. This paper attempts to summarise these activities and demonstrate how they will help Ghana to achieve its objective of developing a comprehensive land administration system leading ultimately to a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

In developing the National Geospatial Policy (NGP), which is currently in the adoption process through Cabinet, there was a thorough review of the current progress and problems. The NGP provides the basis for building the strategy to develop an NSDI implementation plan.

In parallel has been the initial implementation of GELIS which, eventually, will enable all users from the relevant Ministries and Agencies to carry out their day-to-day business processes efficiently in a digital environment, using common databases. Once complete, GELIS will present a One-Stop-Shop for all stakeholders, including the general public, irrespective of where they are. GELIS, therefore, forms a vital component of implementing the geospatial policy and the achievement of an NSDI.


The Cabo Verde Land Management Information and Transaction System (LMITS). Integrating Spatial and Alphanumeric Information on Land and Property, to Improve Access and Reliability and to Strengthen Transparency

Carlos Varela, Sonia Schofield

Millennium Challenge Account - Cabo Verde II, Cape Verde

Cabo Verde is a small island country, with a small domestic market, lacking in natural resources and whose development is unavoidably dependent on the ability to compete in the global marketplace. Considered unfeasible in 1975, when it became independent, the country has achieved important gains, to reach to the middle-income countries group.

The overall strategy for electronic governance is based on the integration of systems and the adoption of a common technological platform, managed by the State, which minimizes the challenges of interoperability. Avoiding this barrier to the sharing and exchanging of data, which has constituted a major problem for many countries, is critical for an island nation like Cape Verde.

The paper will look at the various challenges of the current land management system in Cabo Verde in regards to how land information is organized and managed and how the interventions of the MCC funded Land Management for Investment Project, based on a common, integrated platform for land information and transactions will contribute to better access to information as well as reliability and transparency of that information, as critical factors to providing legal security of land transactions.


A Viable Approach to Establish Conclusive Land Title in India

Satyaprakash Timmiah Lakshmanappa1, Dr.Sultan Singh Sr. Scientist-SG2

1Govt of Haryana, India, India; 2Haryana Space Applications Centre (HARSAC)

The Indian land management system bears strong influence of Mogul-era legacy. It operates on two distinct systems of deeds registration and the land record management as a result of which it is a challenge to completely, comprehensively and definitively establish record of rights. While these systems ensure correct identification of the parties to a deed, it does little to facilitate exact identification of land parcels thereby compromising the simplicity of land based transactions as compared to the well accepted ‘Torrens System’. This has been a major deterrent in the face of development and urbanization, particularly for the city of Gurugram (Gurgaon) located in the Indian National Capital Region of New Delhi.

In an attempt to establish conclusive titles, high-resolution geo-spatial data of Manesar Tehsil (part of the district) has been successfully merged with the legacy data using newly established ground reference points. The principle of geodetic triangulation was used along with a simplified methodology that was developed and implemented using commercially available GIS software. In-built tolerance limit in traditional measurement systems has been a revelation of this project.The results have been very encouraging providing the confidence for scaling it up as a national reference model for land administration and governance.

01-12-Timmiah Lakshmanappa-715_paper.pdf
01-12-Timmiah Lakshmanappa-715_ppt.pdf