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The Changing Uses of Cadastral Information: A User-Driven Case Study

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, National Land Survey of Finland, Geodeetinrinne 2, FI-02430 Masala, Finland
Department of Built Environment, Aalto University School of Engineering, P.O. Box 12200 Aalto, Finland
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Received: 26 June 2018 / Revised: 6 July 2018 / Accepted: 13 July 2018 / Published: 16 July 2018
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Cadastral information and land administration systems are central to effective land markets, land use and sustainable development. This paper focuses on one aspect of land administration dynamism: the changing uses of cadastral information. We follow a qualitative approach and offer an overview of why, how, and in what form user groups use cadastre and land register data in Finland. We then explore different user groups’ perceptions of emerging changes and discuss their implications for the future land administration system. We identify six major changes that potentially have such implications: the streamlining of environmental permit procedures, the integration of public services, three-dimensional land use planning, tightening banking regulations, digital services, and e-government, and coordination among public data agencies. The paper addresses the relatively unexplored customer side of cadastral information and reiterates the need for an interoperable, accurate and reliable land administration system. View Full-Text
Keywords: land administration; cadastral system; cadastral information; user group perspective land administration; cadastral system; cadastral information; user group perspective

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Krigsholm, P.; Riekkinen, K.; Ståhle, P. The Changing Uses of Cadastral Information: A User-Driven Case Study. Land 2018, 7, 83.

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