Land Ownership 28% open


What data is expected?

Data should include maps of lands with parcel layer that displays boundaries in addition to a land registry with information on registered parcels of land. The Index focuses on assessing open land tenure data (describing the rules and processes of land property). Responsible use may enable tenure security and increase the transparency of land transactions. The assessment criteria were developed in collaboration with Cadasta Foundation. For more information on land ownership datasets and where they're located, check out Cadasta Foundation's Data Overview.

  • Parcel boundaries (inc. latitude and longitude)
  • Parcel ID
  • Property value (i.e. Price Paid, Property Tax Value)
  • Tenure Type (ie. leasehold, freehold, protected lands, public lands, customary lands)

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data format


Data Location

  • - land ownership registry
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available No
    Available free of charge No
    In an open and machine-readable format GeoJSON, KML, SHP, XML
    findable 4 It's aba
    findable_steps There's a link on pretty much any government website, as well as the gov registry list.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Registry agency
    Controlled access Yes
    characteristics Parcel boundaries (inc. latitude and longitude), Parcel ID, Property value (i.e. Price Paid, Property Tax Value), Tenure Type (ie. leasehold, freehold, protected lands, public lands, customary lands)
    location - land ownership registry


    The parcel ID and border data is openly available, free of charge and easy to use. The ownership however is protected as personal information by law. Therefore registration and fees apply.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
    Submitters   Boyan Yurukov
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 09:42:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)