Ethiopia Is About To Implement Its Urban Land Information System

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The Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction (MUDHCo) is about to launch the implementation of Urban Land Information System project. One of the objectives of the Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction (MUDHCo) is to curb the problems of mismanagement and increase the real pension in urban areas through the establishment of the Cadastre and Real Property Registration System.

The assessment of the existing situation clearly shows that the data formats used to store the cadastral and real property records as well as the data models are not consistent enough to make integration of the data at regional and federal level and that there is no clear definition of when and which data format is applicable.

Moreover, the lack of well trained personnel to carry out cadastral and real property registration activities is another characteristic of the existing system.

In July 2014, the international Consortium led by IGN France International was awarded a 2 year contract for monitoring the implementation of the Cadastral and Real Property Information System. IGN France and GeoMark Plc are also involved in the consortium.

The main objective of the project is to assist and support the MUDHCo in successfully accomplishing the design, development and deployment of the Cadastral and Real Property Information System through this supervision project. The activities taken in charge by the consortium include the following tasks:

 Achievement of the system development specifications ,

 elaboration of the standards,

 gathering and formalisation of user requirements,

 elaboration of general system architecture,

 supervision of system development and deployment,

 and training and capacity building activities implementation.

The system will be deployed in six pilot regions (Addis Ababa, Harar, Oromia, SNNP, Amhara, and Tigray). In the perspective of land and real estate property management with up-to-date technologies, the MUDHCo will ensure the implemented system is reliable, effective, secure and easy for use.

It is interesting to remind that in the recent years, IGN France International has successfully implemented large land administration projects in Latin America and Africa. Its latest reference was in Uganda with the implementation of the DeSILISoR (Design, Supply, Installation, Implementation of the Land Information System and Securing of Land Records) project, whose goal is to secure property titles through the development of a land information system and the establishment of a National Land Information Centre.



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About IGN France International

IGN France International, created in 1986, is an international subsidiary of the French IGN (National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information). Over the years, the company has shown itself to be a major player in both of its sectors of operations: geographic information (acquisition, processing, and modeling) and geographic information systems (design, implementation and integration). It works on all types of projects in the following fields: mapping, cadastre and land administration, urban planning, energy, environment, risk management, water, security/precision work, agriculture.

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About GeoMark Systems Plc

Since its inception in 2004, GeoMark Systems Plc —Ethiopia's lead in the geospatial domain using state of art geospatial technologies in the implementation, consulting, developing and delivering solutions for municipalities, governmental as well as non-governmental offices and institutions. It is a key member of the five sister companies and benefits a resource of over 75 employees of professional GIS, ICT, surveyor, planners, geographers, engineers, management personnel, etc. GeoMark has demonstrated excellence in all aspects of spatial data systems leveraging a combined skill set in GIS and data acquisition, system design and integration, application development, infrastructure and utility design, regional & urban planning, urban management, multifaceted trainings, etc.

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