Design and development of land information system, ECUATEUR

The project is part of a major program of rural land titling in Ecuador. And in the context of the decentralization reforms in Ecuador.

All cadastral operations as tax collections of a canton are managed at a Cadaster Office in the townhall of the Canton’s capital city. The decentralization law has imposed on these offices to establish a cadaster and to levy land taxes and gives these decentralized governments (GAD) the liberty to choose the methods to do this.

As the country moves forward in this sense, the need for a comprehensive system to automatize the cadaster processes became apparent with various solutions proposed in the market. However, the rural titling had initially developed a prototype of a cadaster information system, SIGTIERRAS, for 13 cantons. From the lessons learnt and under the umbrella of a law for the usage of opensource systems, the MAGAP called for the development of a new national land administration system (SINAT).

Main objectives and deliverables

The purpose of the project was to design, develop and implement a new national land administration system (SINAT) to allow a single and unified cadaster database and integral management of spatial or geographical and text information.

Key figures

  • The rural system is implemented and used 52 Cantons (also called GAD: Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado) and 10 urban centers
  • ~50 persons trained

2013 / 2016

Inter American development bank

Cadaster, Land Registration, Registration System, Land information system, Development, Training, Capacity building