By Thomson Reuters

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Rural communities and informal settlements often lack a formalized cadastral and land registration system. This makes it difficult for them to record and assign property rights, especially when faced with rapid population growth. The process for recording rights, including collecting individuals’ biographic information as well as geographic property descriptions is often not well defined, so it can be very time consuming. And many communities either lack the technical skills to implement a program or do not have large budgets to design custom software systems. So these problems continue to go unsolved—slowing economic development. To meet the need for an easy-to-use system to conduct rapid inventory of de-facto land rights and issue documents attesting to those rights we developed OpenTitle.


GIS, Land Records, Public Finance, Revenue & Accounting

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