FIG Peer Review Journal


Land Valuer-Surveyor: Towards Acknowledged Professional and Comprehensive Land Valuer-Surveyor (3188)

Tamtomo Johanes P. (Indonesia)
Dr. Johanes P. Tamtomo
Director of Land Valuation Survey
National Land Agency
Republic of Indonesia
Jl. Kuningan Barat I No. 1
Corresponding author Dr. Johanes P. Tamtomo (email: jptom[at], tel.: + 62 21 520 7030)

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Published on the web 2009-02-16
Received 2008-12-01 / Accepted 2009-02-16
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2009 in Eilat, Israel and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2009
ISBN 978-87-90907-73-0 ISSN 2307-4086


In many places in this planet, the professions of land surveyor and land valuer are conducted by one hand. A land surveyor, who has then an academic background or a certificate of land valuation course, is afterward a land valuer as well. But, in many countries moreover, the professions of land surveyor and land appraiser are separated distinctively in terms of organizational structures and line of works. The land appraiser works primarily on the real property valuation based on the Accounting Standards, and runs mainly for the business of the real estates and the taxes. For the land institution, and as the consequence for the global land management concept, it is not enough. Land is not only measured or valued on the parcel basis but also on the area basis, too. The region-based lands certainly have value. It is not a market value, but it is a non-market economic value. The land administration will need what so-called “the land valuer-surveyor”. It is a professional and comprehensive land valuer-surveyor who has the competencies of not only the land surveyor and the land and real property valuation, but also the eco-natural resource economics valuation as well. This paper will discuss “valuers-surveyors key role in accelerated development”, to use the smart theme of this FIG Working Week 2009, to perceive what would the world do without the existence of surveyors.
Keywords: Professional practice; Standards; Land management; Valuation; natural resource and environment economic value assessment; valuation of land and eco-natural resource economics; land valuer-surveyor standards and practices