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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1
GeoJSON, KML, SHP, XML
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||No|
|In an open and machine-readable format||GeoJSON, KML, SHP, XML|
|findable_steps||There's a link on pretty much any government website, as well as the gov registry list.|
|Collected by government||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||https://www.icadastre.bg/ - 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.