Russia Introduces E-government

We came across this article recently and thought some of our government clients may be interested in how the Russian government is using GIS.

As anyone working with property data knows, maintaining land administration systems can often raise issues such as duplicated efforts and data quality problems.  It’s an intricate and time-consuming task for any government organisation – but spare a thought for Russian government agencies, who have to deal with more than 60 million land parcels.

Until recently, Russian property rights, cadastre and mapping were managed by different agencies – the coordinates of which were stored in over 20,000 separate systems.  But this is all changing, with all cadastral matters now managed by a central agency, and a new geoportal launched to allow Russian citizens to access unclassified property data for the entire country – quickly and reliably.

Read the entire article to learn how Russian government has transformed the way they deal with land property data.

Claire M.

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