FIG Peer Review Journal


eReady Land Administration Legislation - The Spatial Dimension (7520)

Line Hvingel and Lasse Baaner (Denmark)
Ms. Line Hvingel
Associate professor
Aalborg University
Skibbrogade 3, 1.
Corresponding author Ms. Line Hvingel (email: hvingel[at], tel.: +4561717164)

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Published on the web 2015-03-31
Received 2014-10-20 / Accepted 2015-02-07
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2015
ISBN 978-87-92853-35-6 ISSN 2307-4086


In general, the digital society challenges traditional modes of legislation and rulings. Legislation in the digital society ought to be structured, accessible, transparent, understandable, adaptive, logic, applicable, and provide legal certainty. Unfortunately, traditional legislation often is characterised as immense, incomprehensible, unclear, conservative, inconsistent, and burdensome. As this paper shows, missing focus on rethinking legislation within the field of land administration systems and spatially enabled government seems to be of great concern. Lacking attention may lead to undermining of the trustworthiness of administration systems. On the other hand, a successful adaption of land administration legislation to a digital setup could help promote good service towards citizens and businesses, and according to land administration theories maybe even promote societal sustainability in large, by aiding efficiency land markets and effective land management. By analysing different challenges within digital land administration solutions, this paper discusses how legislation needs to change in order to be ‘eReady’.
Keywords: e-Governance; Land management; Legislation; Spatial Data Infrastructure; Authoritative data