FIG Peer Review Journal


How an Effective Spatial Data Infrastructure Can Support Land Administration in Vietnam? (6440)

David Mitchell (Australia)
Mr Mau Duc NGO
PhD Candidate
RMIT University
394-412 Swanston Street
Corresponding author Mr Mau Duc NGO (email: s3384243[at], tel.: +61 3 9925 1132)

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Published on the web 2013-03-08
Received 2012-10-21 / Accepted 2013-02-02
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2013
ISBN 978-87-92853-05-9 ISSN 2307-4086


Efficient land use and management play an important role in maximizing the potential benefits of sustainable socioeconomic development. To facilitate access to, delivery and sharing of spatial data and in particular land data, each nation has been establishing a spatial data infrastructure (SDI), which is an initiative for creating an environment in which all stakeholders can cooperate and improve the update and exchange of data in an efficient and cost-effective manner. However, the lack of a well-established framework for technical and institutional arrangement as well as an overall policy for acquisition, management and distribution of spatial data information presents a common constraint to the SDI development in many developing countries. Vietnam is no exception to this global trend. The limitation of data coordination and sharing results in issues such as duplication of data collection and production, data incompleteness, non-standardized or poor quality data, and more importantly, inefficiency and low financial sustainability. The land information has not been disseminated effectively and the related land services are affected by limitations in the institutional framework and spatial data infrastructure. This paper addresses the problems and provides a literature review on how an effective spatial data infrastructure can support the land administration system in Vietnam.
Keywords: e-Governance; Land management; Spatial Data Infrastructures, land registration, land administration,Vietnam