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A cadastral map is a map defining land ownership, showing the geometries of individual land parcels with their ownership information. All this data is contained in a modern authoritative land administration system, often maintained and updated by a national agency such as a cadaster. Generating a current national cadastral map is often a challenging and complicated task, requiring a lot of organizational, cartographic and technological skills, often in combination with modernization processes that are being implemented in many countries worldwide.
Managing land information systems has changed dramatically in the last decades, not in the least because of the digitization processes inside national and regional government agencies. This transformation process in itself has led to the question of how a modern land information system should look and how they should be used. It is no surprise that a current land information system has to meet high quality standards, as it underpins a successful economy. Not in the least because of the value that property represents, that is monetized through property taxes.
However, countries worldwide face many more challenges in establishing a modern land information system: for example, a cadastral map is a cartographic product that needs to meet cartographic standards, regarding the accuracy and meet national standards that prescribe how the data is collected in the field, processed and presented in the end product. Added to this cartographic and organizational challenge is the fact that some countries are still in the process of establishing a modern land system, or lacking the funds to build the land record from scratch, while others have to rely on paper maps that were created using ancient methods of data collection and cartographic representation. It is also possible that countries are in the middle of a transformation process in becoming a multipurpose cadaster, for example through establishing a 3D cadastral system from a 2D land record system, or implementing new standards to be able to support future applications.
Whatever challenges your organization is facing for producing an accurate, current and geometrically correct parcel map, Magnasoft relies on 20+ years of experience in this domain. We help you solve the challenges that come with data collection in the field, perform data validation after processing it by using orthorectified imagery, and create a system of records containing authoritative land information data that supports decision making and forms the basis for a successful economy. Although mapping and surveying standards differ from country to country, Magnasoft quickly adapts to your specific, local needs and offers a customized approach to meet your cadastral mapping needs.
Because we understand that not cadastral surveying and mapping needs are equal, we offer custom solutions to the problem at hand. This goes for all aspects of cadastral mapping production, including data collection, processing and cartographic production processes. Wherever possible, we will provide additional data sources to guarantee the regional or national standards that apply to your parcel map. Additionally, we can manage, process and update the parcel data for you if necessary through hosted data services in the cloud.
Cadastral mapping or parcel mapping is the compilation of a cadastral map that defines current land ownership. In other words, the map shows who owns which piece of land, where the boundaries of each land plot and how this ownership and boundary information changes over time. A cadastral map is made up of cadastral units, each of which represents a single registered plot of land. In addition to defining ownership boundaries, a cadastral map can also contain references for other rights or consignments that affect the registered plots of land. The ownership and information of land parcels, as well as their geometries, can be stored, analyzed and modified with a GIS.
Governments rely on geospatial experts for the collection, management and compilation of cadastral data. This is a challenging process, as land records have been collected and created over time and are available in different formats. For example, it is now common to have a cadastral mapping and land information system stored inside a GIS that is updated constantly. Satellite imagery can be used to improve base maps that are used for cadastral vector mapping. Magnasoft offers the expertise necessary to produce up-to-date, accurate and reliable parcel mapping as a result of 20+ years of experience collecting, processing and managing parcel data for many different government agencies all over the world.
Magnasoft offers a broad range of cadastral mapping services to collect, maintain and compile all cadastral data for your modern land administration system containing up-to-date, current and accurate parcel geometries and ownership information. Our parcel mapping services include accurate measurement and analysis of parcel data, detailed analysis of historical data with current ortho-imagery, precise conversion of COGO data from historical maps and creation of seamless COGO data. Apart from excelling in quality, we have built a large track record over parcel mapping worldwide: we have mapped over 10 million land parcels in more than 100 countries, complying with unique country standards and codes.
The maps and documents generated using cadastral mapping services contain valuable information that is used for many different purposes. First of all, a cadastral map gives a detailed and current overview of the boundaries of each cadastral unit, along with the extent of all registered rights. Each cadastral unit is assigned with a unique number and, in most cases, this corresponds to the title number for the plot of land. This information is used for assessment and appraisal tasks assigned to cadasters worldwide. Secondly, cadastral maps are part of the foundation of any successful GIS project, supporting effective management of public land records, analysis, decision-making and high- performance land surface modeling with data assimilation.
Many different organizations and companies use cadastral mapping services to make well-informed decisions including national and local governmental bodies, architecture/engineering firms and real estate developers. Cadastral maps are the basis for any GIS mapping workflow, enabling to study additional spatial information, such as survey district names, unique identifying numbers for parcels, certificate of title numbers, positions of existing structures, section or lot numbers and their respective areas, adjoining street names, selected boundary dimensions and references to prior maps.