FIG Peer Review Journal


Cadastre and land registry organizations scheduling its future to best fit the requirements of the society (3042)

Bozena Lipej (Slovenia)
Dr. Bozena Lipej
Deputy director general
Surveying and mapping authority of the Republic of
Slovenia; Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor
Geodetska uprava Republike Slovenije
Zemljemerska ul. 12
Corresponding author Dr. Bozena Lipej (email: bozena.lipej[at], tel.: +386 1 4784903)

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Published on the web 2008-03-21
Received 2008-01-31 / Accepted 2008-03-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2008
ISBN 978-87-90907-67-9 ISSN 2307-4086


Europe is modernizing itself to meet the challenges facing it in the 21st century. Besides the global scale of its drivers, a certain role is played by the envisioned set-up of a single European market with functioning financial and capital markets. Cadastre and land registry organizations are certainly not major players in the processes but without doubt they play a significant role in supporting processes. Ahead of all cadastre and land registry organizations there are many reforms and changes that need to be implemented in a short period of time. For better operations efficient, reliable, accessible, cost acceptable and user friendly procedures and services need to be introduced. Many international and European guidelines in the field of land administration and land management suggest the way ahead (World bank, UNECE Working party on land administration, FIG, others). Nowadays, one of the most active European associations in the field is EuroGeographics with its Cadastre and land registry group. Among many of the activities and results the most important result of the group is a widely adopted new Vision statement for cadastre and land registration in Europe by 2012. The mission is to provide state of the art services to the real property market and market for land information integrated within e-government and co-operating in building the national and European spatial data infrastructures. Two main directions are suggested where cadastre and land registry organizations need to be pro-active and need to provide good support to operations at a larger scale. The two directions are in building the national and European spatial data infrastructures and in taking a more active role in functioning of real property markets. The INSPIRE directive on establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in the European community as well as the White paper on the integration of European Union mortgage credit markets, which were both adopted last year, are the drivers the professional organizations need to respect. The road to better prosperity of cadastre and land registry organizations in the European society is open and it is their choice either to turn the situation to advantage or to remain on the level of limited technical performance of works.
Keywords: Cadastre; EuroGeographics' Cadastre and land registry group, land registry, mortgage credit market, real property market, spatial data infrastructures