[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: land records management with open source GIS

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 08:24:48 PDT 2010

top posting a follow-up to an inquiry re. open source cadastral/lrm systems --

The inquiry was regarding implementation in Ecuador (by SA, I meant
South America, not South Africa -- apologies for the repeated
confusion I caused).

As of Jun 22 (my last conversation with my friend who initiated this
query), they had received an ok to post a notice in "Development
Business," (which, I assume, is either a paper/online/both outlet for
international jobs) for entities with interest and experience in open
source solutions in cadastral/lrm systems. They would then invited the
respondents to demonstrate their solutions, perhaps 5-10 key
functions/applications. Those that respond to the demonstration phase,
and do so adequately (whatever that means), would be invited to bid on
the project.

I have sent another email off to my friend to determine if the notice
in dev. biz has already gone out, and if there is a link to it
somewhere. I will keep the list posted if I learn something new.

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 12:12 AM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for replying, everyone. Instead of replying to each one of you
> separately, I am replying to myself, primarily to add more info to
> this query.
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 12:24 AM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:
>> does anyone know of an existing product, or a firm that develops such
>> a product catering to cadastral and land records management, but using
>> a completely open source stack?
> A friend of mine is working in a SA country that has a new policy that
> all software at the national level must be non-commercial open source.
> A nice idea, but it plays havoc with their current cadastral and
> registry records management system running on a commercial,
> closed-source (well known) software platform. They now want to expand
> from a few municipality pilot to 10 times as many munis, and to
> eventually cover the entire country in the next decade. Their desire
> is to try replicate the current system using open source software.
> They have an estimate for the programming job, primarily based on the
> amount spent on programming the current system (not including the
> licenses for the base, commercial software). Their hope is to spend a
> similar amount programming an open source solution that can be
> replicated in the 200 or so munis without any additional cost for the
> software licenses.
> They have seen at least one other open source cadastral system
> implemented in a country in Africa, but found that system to be very
> weak, amateurish.
> --
> Puneet Kishor http://www.punkish.org
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