Access to Information Managed by Land Registration Systems
Stanfield, J. David
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In the transition countries, the introduction of a market-oriented economy has been accompanied by a considerable increase in the amount of data created. Albania, in particular, has witnessed the rapid development of land information. However, little attention has been devoted to the economic and legal issues associated with the implementation and maintenance of land information systems in the post-1991 period, or to the complexities surrounding access and allocation in the public-private interface for land information products. The design of appropriate policies for guaranteeing fair public access to government information and for harmonizing legal issues related to land information such as copyright and privacy is becoming an important concern for Albanian government agencies. As one of the first discussions to address the legal and economic aspects of land information development in Albania, this paper calls for consensus-building activities, presents a conceptual proposal for information pricing and sharing, and suggests the creation of a National Geomatic Association.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Land Tenure Center
Related Material/DataPaper presented to the UN-Working Party on Land Administration Conference, Tirana Albania, 31 March, 2000