Land Ownership 0% 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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No Land registry data are only made available via a land registry database lookup service run by the private sector. Land registry data management is often outsourced to third party private sector organization and require specialized knowledge to search them.
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Provinces and territories land registry offices in Canada collect these data.
Controlled access No Only on a parcel or by records basis. Land Registries are the responsibility of the provinces and territories who outsource the service.
This is a legacy economic arrangement and it is hoped that land registry data can be made public and taken out of these archaic pay per view data base systems only available at the locations where the land parcel is.

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Reviewer   Tracey P. Lauriault
Submitters   Tracey P. Lauriault
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 15:10:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)