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Entretien avec le professeur Leon Verstappen sur son experience avec Land Portal

01 Décembre 2020
Prof. Leon Verstappen

Leon Verstappen, qui est professeur de droit privé à l'université de Groningue et juge adjoint à la Cour d'appel de La Haye, a quitté la présidence du Conseil de Land Portal, poste qu'il occupait depuis la création de la Fondation du portail terrestre en 2014. Leon raconte son engagement avec le Land Portal depuis sa création en tant que projet sur plus d'une décennie et son évolution jusqu'à aujourd'hui.


Leveraging Open Data in the Fight Against Corruption

26 Novembre 2019
Clinton Omusula

The land sector is increasingly being cited as a corruption hub. Many countries across the globe are grappling with land-related corruption that dates to the colonial years and which have metamorphosed into historical injustices and continue to be a source of conflict and violation of basic human rights. Cases of land grabbing, compensation-less expropriation, gender-based discrimination in accessing and ownership of land and related resources, illegal mining deals, bribing to access land administration services among others are not new in the lands sector.

The Nuances of Opening Data: Comparing Financial and Land Data

17 Septembre 2019
Stacey Zammit
Lisette Mey

Our online discussion “Open Land Data in the Fight Against Corruption” is well underway with many interesting contributions so far. We are discussing whether Open Data can be a key tool to increase transparency, support innovation and increase civic engagement, in the fight against corruption. One of the key questions which reverberates throughout the open data debate in the land sector, however, is how much transparency is too much?

"Land Governance Lost in Translation" - Introducing LandVoc, the Linked Land Governance Thesaurus

19 Juillet 2019
Lisette Mey
Gouvernance foncière. Utaala wa ardhi. Quản trị đất. Arazi yönetişimi. မြေယာအုပ်ချုပ်မှု. Governança da terra. ธรรมมาภิบาลที่ดิน. Governo della terra. អភិបាលកិច្ចដីធ្លី. Správa pozemků. 土地治理. Gobernanza de la tierra. These are just a handful of translations to describe one and the same concept: land governance.




Data Stories Prize Winners Announced: Let’s Let Data Speak!

03 Juin 2019
Stacey Zammit

Earlier this year, in honor of International Open Data Day, which took place on March 2nd, we put out a call, asking Land Portal users and any and all interested to submit their very own data stories to the Land Portal.  What we were looking for were stories that were unique and original, and that presented data in innovative and engaging ways.  We realized that this was no easy feat, but each and every one of the submissions we received made inventive use of photos, quotes, maps and infographics to tell compelling stories.  In the end, the be

Three Cheers for the Gender-Inclusive Prindex Report

19 Octobre 2018
Renee Giovarelli

I have talked to women in at least 15 countries—in their homes, their gardens, their fields, their pastures, their universities, their community organizations, their government and executive offices, and their courtrooms. When asked about rural women’s land use or rights or ownership or livelihood, the thing that usually stands out to me is that most women say, in one form or another, that rural women are generally able to use land, and sometimes even control land, when they are in an intact family.

Second Regional Land Forum opens with Data and Technology Showcase Event

29 Mai 2018

The Second Regional Land Forum kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand in the early morning of May 28th and the opening session was certainly one to remember! Live drones, talk of big data and using NASA related technology to propel land rights forward, were but a few of the impressive topics on the table. Participants gathered to hear a variety of ‘flash talks’, quick yet effective pitches about notable initiatives relating to data, technology and land rights.

A Data Drought Hampers Cities from Acting on Climate Change

23 Avril 2018

Imagine you're a local sustainability officer developing an initiative to reduce emissions. But you don't know how many emissions the city produces, or where they're coming from. You don't know who the city's biggest energy users are, how many cars are on the road, or the amount of waste produced every year. And even if you can set goals for reducing emissions, you have no way of measuring progress against them.