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|
|Collected by government||Yes||Appears the The State and National Parcel Data Working Group of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), which is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior, is responsible for collecting land ownership data. Upon reviewing the site, however, I could not find the data. https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/cadastral/index_html The NAP site (https://www.nap.edu/read/11978/chapter/6#58) provides an excellent description of the FGDC and may also point to other potential data sources to be searched by the expert reviewer: "As part of the FGDC, this subcommittee is charged with coordinating the interest in cadastral information of stakeholders at all levels of government. To support the coordination activities the subcommittee established an eastern and a western coordinator and steering committees. The committees focus on activities of regional concern as well as items of national interest. As discussed in Chapter 2, this subcommittee was instrumental in creating the content data standard for a modern land parcel data model. This standard is part of the Framework Content Data Standard, which is now going through its final approval at the American National Standards Institute level. Once approved, it will become an American National Standard applicable for adoption and use at all levels of government and industry." Additional information: http://nationalcad.org/StateProgs/StateProgs.html One final data source could be found under the "Statewide Land Ownership" listing here (https://navigator.blm.gov/data?keyword=fl_navMetric_ViewCount:*&sort=fl_navMetric_ViewCount%20desc). However, it appears the link is broken.|
|collector_name||FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee|
According to the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the Cadastral Subcommittee is coordinating national cadastral and land records information [http://nationalcad.org].