Cadasta Foundation

Washington, DC, United States


Cadasta is a global nonprofit that promotes the use of Esri-developed tools and technology to help international partners efficiently document, analyze, store, and share critical land and resource rights information. By creating an accessible digital record of land, property, and resource rights, we help empower individuals, communities, organizations, governments, and businesses with the information they need to make data-driven decisions and put vulnerable communities and their needs on the map. Since our founding in 2015, we have documented more than 5.5 million people, supporting more than 100 partners in 43 countries across 3,000 communities to advance land and resource rights.



Cadasta’s services are participatory, demand-driven, and tailored to local project needs. Our goal is to strengthen our partners’ capacity to map and collect data through training materials and sessions adapted to local use. We also align data collection with national-level land data standards and systems wherever possible and collaborate with other relevant stakeholders, such as land administration officials, NGOs, and the private sector. Built on Esri technology, the Cadasta Platform is designed to allow for on- and off-line collection of information about people’s relationship with land and resources, including spatial dimensions, footage from drones, digital maps, video and audio interviews, photographs, paper attestations, tax receipts, and other supporting documents. Our platform is also able to process and store data that has already been collected through traditional paper-based surveys and maps.

Services Provided:

Business Case Development, Data Conversion/Migration, Data Model & Database Design, GIS Strategy and Planning, Hosting Services, Implementation, Needs and Requirements, System Architecture and Design