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Title: Building a Cadastral Information Systems for Land Records Management Using Hierarchical Approach and Geographic Information Systems: The Case of Ashanti Region, Ghana.
Authors: Appiah, Maxwell
Issue Date: 2-Dec-2013
Abstract: Humankind has since the times of human settlements, segmented and delineated the geographic environment in various ways to support their administrative, political and economic activities. The increasingly conflicting use-demands of land making it increasingly susceptible to pressure, has emphasized its importance as an important resource and made land issues a concern both locally and globally. Cadastral database which may be described as a component of Land Information system stores spatially defined cadastral plans and its related information. The Cadastral survey system provides land- related information to support the certainty of ownership and right to land, facilitate the process of conveyance and give legal protection to land tenure. As a result, cadastral system is primarily dependent on accurate individual cadastral survey and plans built from original survey observations. The Ashanti Regional Survey and Mapping Division has over the years continue using traditional analogue method of data keeping and management despite availability of technology to support modern trends of management and maintenance of cadastral records. Cadastral Information System (CadIS), custom desktop GIS application was developed to support the capture, maintenance, and the management of cadastral survey records for the Ashanti Regional Survey and Mapping Division. To achieve this objective, the challenges necessary for change in the Department were identified to include the absence of a common system that integrates all forms of geographic data, the difficulty in retrieving and managing archived cadastral records and the inability to share data among other land sector agencies among others. The developed system was tested with data obtained from the Ashanti Regional Survey and Mapping Division. The functionalities of the developed system were demonstrated and integrated with other geographic data sets held by the division in a well suited structure within a GIS environment. The result showed a developed practical system which achieved the objective of maintaining and managing cadastral records.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Geomatic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Of Master of Science, October-2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5302
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