Digitalization of Land Records through Geographic Information System: An Imperative for Reliable Efficient and Effective Land Administration in Borno State, Nigeria
Keywords:Digitalization, land administration, GIS Technology
With development of the globe, the need for information technology such as GIS, DATABASE in most administration system including lands. Become crucial, Geographic Information System (GIS) is a configuration of computer hardware, software and data specifically designed to capture, process, analyze, manipulate, edit store, retrieve and display spatially referenced information. Being a computer-based system, GIS is a robust, reliable and versatile technology that can be use and adopted in managing both spatial and attribute data in text and graphic form thereby making it most suitable for land administration and other related purposes. This write up postulated that the analogue (pen and paper) which is present manual system of processing land records such as filing, recording, storing and retrieval of information relating to land administration can no longer be held continuously in this era of technological development where information technology become the vital tool of any administrative system. To go again backdrop of globalization in the term of information technology of this era of technology, land administration, land management, land ownership and land development become the most important subject concern, where there need of facilitating land administration system and process such as timely registration, ensuring security of tenure, availability of land information, simplification of application process, transparency, facilitating of property market, minimizing corruption index, efficient land market, system of reference and information for land policy design etc. perhaps this facilitation will become achievable by use ofGIS technology in land administration of state.
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