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A surveyor is a professional person with the academic qualifications and technical expertise to practise the science of measurement; to assemble and assess land and geographic related information.

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13 July 2018
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The Land Portal is an independent nonprofit foundation based in The Netherlands. The Land Portal pioneered the open data revolution in the land sector and is committed to building an information ecosystem for land governance that ultimately supports better informed decision and policy making at local, national and international levels.

Villagers in Kinywang’anga celebrate the completion of land registration efforts in their community. USAID
11 May 2017
Tanzania

It is mid-morning in Kiponzelo village and already the sun weighs heavily on the Tanzanian landscape. As noon approaches, 23-year-old Gaspar Bangi picks his way through the scrub, trailing one of several surveying teams at work in the community.

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The Arab Union of Surveyors aims to promote cooperation, coordination and communication among surveyors in the Arab countries.

FIG is the premier international organization representing the interests of surveyors worldwide. It is a federation of the national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.

The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency – in short Kadaster – collects and registers administrative and spatial data on property and the rights involved. This also goes for ships, aircraft and telecom networks. Doing so, Kadaster protects legal certainty. We are also responsible for national mapping and maintenance of the national reference coordinate system. Furthermore, we are an advisory body for land-use issues and national spatial data infrastructures.

Land Journal RICS (Land Journal RICS)

The Land Journal is published six times a year for members of the Rural, Geomatics, Minerals & Waste Management, Environment, and Planning & Development professional groups.

The journal emphasises the crossovers in these practice areas and their global nature, with articles contributed by experts from all over the world.

Current and recent issues of Land Journal can be downloaded below. Earlier archived issues can be obtained from our library (e library@rics.org).

 

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To facilitate efficient land administration and management, acess to adequate and affordable housing, social and physical infrastructure for national development

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To be a globally competitive organization in sustainable management of Land and built environment

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