FIG Peer Review Journal


Awareness Analysis – a Tool for Investigating Inter-Organizational Collaboration in Land Administration Systems? (2774)

Christian Thellufsen and Stig Enemark (Denmark)
Mr. Christian Thellufsen
PhD Fellow
Aalborg University
Fibigerstraede 11
Corresponding author Mr. Christian Thellufsen (email: cc[at], tel.: +45 22990029)

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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


Inter-organizational collaboration is the key to the development of future orientated land ad-ministration systems. Different organizations from various jurisdictions need to work together closely when agreeing on how they will jointly register, store, use and share data and how they will make their data available to the wider society. This collaboration is generally re-garded as very difficult. In particular, organizational issues are considered one of the key fun-damental constraints to inter-organizational collaboration. In reference to the fact that people in land administration community, often refer to the exis-tence of awareness as a success criterion for the development of inter-organizational collabo-ration this paper looks at the various factors that affect the degree of internal and external awareness in an organization. The paper furthermore builds a methodological framework for analyzing collaboration in land administration systems. The methodology is tested on four cadastral systems (Victoria, Western Australia, The Netherlands and Denmark). The paper ends up concluding that it is not viable to use the term awareness and the displayed factors as a foundation for precise measurement of the degree of inter-organizational collabo-ration in land administration systems. However, the built methodology does provide a helpful tool in pointing out general collaborative problems in inter-organizational relationships in land administration systems.
Keywords: Cadastre; Land management; Awareness, Inter-organizational, Collaboration, Coordination, Land Administration Systems, Cadastral Systems, Evaluation