11-10: Land administration: Cases from Africa
Data conversion and integration in the implementation of national land information systems in Uganda and Tanzania
IGN FI, Uganda
IGN FI successfully implemented pilot projects to establish national land information systems in Uganda (2010- 2013) and Tanzania (2016-2018) and is in the final stages of implementing the roll-out of the National Land Information System (NLIS) in Uganda (2015-2020). A core component of each initiatives was the conversion of large volumes of spatial and non-spatial data from paper and analogue systems to digital format appropriate for integration into registration, cadastral, registration and administration systems. The paper and presentation will provide a detailed description of the secure, cost effective processes and methodologies developed by IGN FI to accurately convert and integrate data in strict accordance with the statutory requirements that exist in the two countries. The scale of the data conversion undertaken by IGN FI in these three projects represented an enormous administrative and logistical task and remains unprecedented in Africa.
National land information system as a catalyst for the greater integration of spatial data in Uganda
1Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), Republic of Uganda; 2IGN FI, Uganda
The implementation of the National Land Information System (NLIS) has proved a key and influential driver in the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) initiated by the Government of Uganda in 2001 and spearheaded by the National Planning Authority (NPA) since 2010. The objective of the NSDI is to provide a national infrastructure for access and use of geo-spatial information in decision making at local, regional and national levels for social economic development. While the political will to establish the NSDI has been strong and consistent, the implementation of the initiative has faced challenges associated with resources, capacity and administration. This paper will discuss how the NLIS Project implemented by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) with support of IGN FI and the World Bank has assisted in overcoming these challenges and provided a model for integration and interoperability for public service provision.
Implementation of an integrated land information management system (ILMIS) for Tanzania
1IGN FI, United Kingdom; 2Prime Minister's Office, The United Republic of Tanzania; 3Innola Solutions, United States of America
The Government of Tanzania is committed to land-related reforms and to economic and public sector change as a firm basis for development. In 2016, the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development (MLHHSD) and funded by the World Bank, engaged a consortium led by IGN FI to implement a two-year project to design, supply, install and commission an Integrated Land Management Information System (ILMIS). Phase 1 of the project has been completed and is currently in the final maintenance stage before operationalization and scaling up to cover the rest of the country. Phase 1 included integration of all aspects of land management comprising the procedures of land allocation and registration involving Land Administration, Survey and Mapping, and the Registration of Titles (linked with Physical Planning and Property Valuation) managed in the Dar es Salaam Zonal Office.
The use of modified data capture tool for securing Land and resource rights for Customary tenure in Uganda
Ministry of Lands,Housing and Urban Development, Uganda
This paper presents the use of the Systematic Land Adjudication and Certification (SLAAC) application to support issuance of Certificates of Customary Ownership, Communal Land Associations and Freehold Titles. It is a collection of tools, procedures and infrastructure which assist the Ugandan Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in the data collection, mapping, and processing.
The objective of the SLAAC application is to increase the rate of Land registration or certification in the region, secure Land rights for vulnerable groups, increase productivity and use of the documented rights to contribute to improvement of social economic development in the country.
The tool is based on mobile tablets installed with Windows operating system and now being upgraded to Android operating system. The application is based on open source software running a Postgres/PostGIS database, Alfresco and QGIS software for mapping. The Orthophotos are used in digital format while conducting the demarcation of boundaries.