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Building an Integrated Land Information Management System Infrastructure for the Government

Authors
Mucombo, José Elias (Republic of Mozambique, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, National Directorate of Geography and Cadastre (dinageca))
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Chapter Track 5: Environmental GIS & Remote Sensing
Volume Sh@ring – EnviroInfo 2004 (Part 1)
Conference 18th International Conference "Informatics for Environmental Protection"
Geneva, 2004
Year 2004
Abstract of the Article
The present paper has been prepared to provide a presentation at 18th International Conference Informatics for Environmental Protection, the EnviroInfo 2004, organized by CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, October 21-23, 2004, on how an integrated and cross-sectorial Land Information Management Infra-structure System, is being designed, built, used and benefiting central and local Government Institutions, municipalities, utilities, non-profit organizations, universities, companies and donors in the Republic of Mozambique.
A brief description of the National Directorate of Geography and Cadastre mandate within the framework of the Government is given. It describes, in an introductory country background, the Mozambican geographical location and the administrative division. Briefly outline the current policies and legal framework prevailing on the land in Mozambique. It focus on the program of Government of Mozambique that influence the setting up of the land information management system as well as on the integrated and cross-sectorial aspects concerning the geo-referencing of the maps and the IT-solutions, shows how to access to the land information and maps from the system via web-services. It describes the means for reaching the objectives, i.e. designing and building the Land Information Management System Infrastructure, the conversion of the existing data from paper into digital format, the methodologies to be used, the organizational aspects of the system, etc.
Finally, it concludes with remarks of how a such system could be adopted as an example in Africa for building an integrated Land Information Management Infrastructure for the Government.
Pages 590 - 603
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