Land information system

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A land Information System (LIS) is a geographic information system for cadastral and land-use mapping, typically used by local governments.[1]

A LIS consists of an accurate, current and reliable land record cadastre and its associated attribute and spatial data that represent the legal boundaries of land tenure and provides a vital base layer capable of integration into other geographic systems or as a standalone solution that allows data stewards to retrieve, create, update, store, view, analyze and publish land information.

Importance[edit]

  1. Land parcel is the basic unit for access and control of land, land use decisions.
  2. Current, reliable land information necessary for many public programs: land planning, infrastructure development and maintenance, environmental protection and resource management, emergency services, social service programs and so forth.
  3. LIS provides a base for land markets, development, and other economic activity.
  4. LIS helps in updating of the maps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wade, T. and Sommer, S. eds. A to Z GIS