​        Future Direction - The National Land Information and Mapping Center

          There is widespread use of land for agriculture, industry, commerce and living but land information are scattered in various government agencies. Those land information are stored in many forms such as electronic data base, paper forms with different standards. This leads to incorrect information and inadequate support for the improvement of government service delivery.

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​Currently, there are several agencies both public and private that require our land data. However, data in paper forms make it difficult for them to use. During the past 3 decades Department of Lands has to deal with the complexity of a large amount of transactions and land database, approximately 34 million parcels of land records about 300 million of relevant paper documents which mostly has been maintained in paper forms or hard copy in strong rooms at land offices not in digital form; we still have to maintain hard copies which some of them were more than 100 years ago. The crucial challenge in maintaining land records is how to convert hard copy of land records to digital ones. To support our Future-Direction-1.jpg
Future-Direction-2.jpg​​Department of Lands’ vision "to be national land information and mapping centre towards the excellent service delivery", in consequence, we are implementing "The National Land Information and Mapping Centre Project". The objective of the project is to be the central integrated organization of the utilization of land and mapping information between government agencies in accordance with the government policies. The database of land parcels of the whole country, which was originally stored or kept as the paper document in various forms of text, cadastral map (spatial) and image data for more than a century, will be stored in computerized database, which will be continuously updated automatically and deliver geographic information system to all users.

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Output of the Project
“Linkage among land right document, land registration record,
location of land parcel in cadastral map and building photograph”

              The system can be connected and exchanged information between internal departments and external agencies at any time via the internet. This project will contribute to governmental policy formulation and management of land; it will also help to reform land and building tax for local governments. Government will have a tool for country’s development and directions for economic competitiveness towards e-government programme. This project requires collaboration among government agencies. We have recognized that our land information is fundamental and vital to all sectors of government and private. Moreover, land information should be kept up to date, in order to deliver efficient and effective e-services to the people because land resource is one of the main basic factors which is critical to the survival of humanity and food security.