CLRKEN – Questionnaire on Future Workshop Themes

Dear CLRKEN delegates,

The CLRKEN (Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network) of EuroGeographics aims to help our members to meet user's needs for cadastral information at both National and European level. In order to fulfil this aim and to keep the network alive, we are running approx. two workshops a year.

On 17/18 Feb., the Coordinating Committee of CLRKEN has held a brainstorming meeting in order to identify topics that are of interest to our cadastre and land registry community. We came up with approx. 20 different themes, which we categorized in the three general categories: "Role of the cadastre" / "Response by the cadastre" / "Knowledge sharing". There is now and then some overlapping between the themes, but this is intentional and we would like to let you set the priorities.

Now we are interested in your opinion, about what you think the CLRKEN should choose as the focus for the next workshops. For that purpose, we have set up the following questionnaire, where we ask you to indicate your priorities of the different themes. We kindly ask you to prioritize each of them:
· low priority – not a relevant theme at the moment
· medium priority – a relevant, but not urgent theme
· high priority – should be a workshop theme in the next 12 months

When you have any more suggestions, ideas, or remarks, you can indicate them in the three text fields at the end of the questionnaire. We would be grateful for your feedback before the 8 April 2016.

We are very grateful for your support and send our best regards,

Daniel Steudler, Chair of CLRKEN

Section 1: Role of the Cadastre

Title of Workshop Theme and Description of the theme:

1. Role of the cadastre – now and in the future

The role of the cadastre in the future might be different to what it is today. But in what terms? How does it develop in relation to land registration and to the geo-information sector and spatial data infrastructures?

2. Expectations by future customers

Customers of CLR data, products, and services have certain expectations. These expectations may develop over time and be different in the future. How do we view the development of increased user involvement and digitization in our working processes?

3. Evolution of CLR

How can the developments in society be predicted and thus the demands for our services? How will the developments in the digital world, new types of user interactions and the need for the full legal picture have an impact on CLR?

4. E-Justice

Access for all parties involved in juridical procedures is the leading principle in Europe. This will affect the availability, accessibility and use of cadastral and land registry information.

5. Digital era, Spatially Enabled Society, Digital services

The digital age is here to stay; the CLR services are increasingly digital. What does that mean for cadastral data and services? What are expectations from a spatially enabled society?

6. Game Changers: BIM, Interoperability, Bitland

There are a number of developments that might have an effect on CLR, be it the promise of safe transactions by blockchain technology, interoperability of data, or the linking up with building information (BIM). What is their potential and is it possible to foresee their impact?

Section 2. Responses by the Cadastre

Title of Workshop Theme and Description of the theme:

7. Additional ways of data acquisition, Crowd-sourcing, Quality of data

The new possibilities of crowd-sourced data may bring new ways of interaction with customers. But can we integrate those in our work flow and how would it affect data quality?

8. Address System

Addresses are the most common location identifiers; they are often referred to as the coordinate system of the citizens. They are therefore an essential element in CLR.

9. Open Data Open data policies also affect CLRs.

To what degree can CLR data be open or open access? And what is the underlying business model for open cadastral data?

10. 3D-Cadastre, Cadastre of Underground Facilities

In our densely populated European countries, the 3rd dimension increasingly needs to be taken into account. How does this affect our systems and how can we create 3D enabled CLRs?

11. Utilities, engineering constructions

Cables, pipelines and constructions are part of the new topography. How do they relate to and can or should they be accommodated in our CLRs?

12. Follow-up on Public-Law Restrictions (PLR)

The documentation of PLR is increasingly becoming an issue in many countries. A first CLRKEN workshop took place in Nov. 2015, but a follow-up event might be useful.

13. Use rights vs property rights, Public rights: legitimate vs legal

Parties in the land market want a complete picture of the legal, legitimate and use situation. How can CLRs provide solutions?

14. Importance of Cadastral Index Maps and ELF

M CLR data are a unique asset of in the European Spatial Data Infrastructure. How can we interact with ELF to share the power of the cadastral index map?

Section 3. Knowledge Sharing

Title of Workshop Theme and Description of the theme:

15. Importance of CLR and the role of EG members'

We are all struggling in explaining to our politicians and decision-makers what CLR is all about and why it is relevant to society and governance.

16. UN-GGIM work plan and programs

Present UN-GGIM work plan and familiarize with action programs.

17. Business Models (operational, data provision)

Google and other private companies have set up map services as information platforms in order to provide all kinds of other services. Can we – as NMCAs – learn something from that?

18. Focus on non-EU countries CLR

Not all of EuroGeographics' member countries are also member in the European Union; nonetheless they often face challenges defined by the EU.

19. Cadastral Template

Repository for the description and for key indicators of our national cadastral systems, serving for setting-up best practices and monitoring systems.



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