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.
|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.|