On February 14, the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre) and the Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) signed a joint action plan. The signing took place as part of the visit of a delegation of the StateGeocadastre led by the Chairman Denis Bashlyk to the Kadaster.
Given that the Netherlands’cadastre system is considered as one of the best and most efficient in the world, and their experience in geospatial data is leading, establishing bilateral cooperation is a real chance for Ukraine to move closer to European standards in the field of land relations, and to accelerate integration of Ukraine into the European system of geospatial information.
The key target of the joint action plan is to enhance the capabilities of Ukrainian geospatial data experts, to accelerate the implementation of INSPIRE principles and to ensure the efficiency of integration of different cadastres and registers.
During the meeting Frank Tierolff, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Kadaster commended Ukraine's progress in integrating registries, opening data and combining cadastres.
Kadaster collects and registers administrative and spatial data on property and the rights involved. This also goes for ships, aircraft and telecom networks. Doing so, Kadaster protects legal certainty. Kadaster is also responsible for national mapping and maintenance of the national reference coordinate system. Furthermore, Kadaster is an advisory body for land-use issues and national spatial data infrastructures. In general, Kadaster is responsible for developing the largest high-quality geodatabase in the Netherlands (containing 155 datasets). In 2018, users made 8.5 billion requests on this platform.