Re-engineering of Turkish land administration

Cete M., Yomralıoğlu T.

SURVEY REVIEW, vol.45, no.330, pp.197-205, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 330
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1752270612y.0000000027
  • Journal Name: SURVEY REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-205
  • Keywords: Land registration, Cadastre, Real estate valuation, Land administration, Re-engineering, Turkey, INFORMATION, CADASTRES, SYSTEM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The role assigned to cadastral systems has evolved over time from supporting taxation to assisting the land market, land management and sustainable development. This change has forced countries to re-engineer their traditional cadastral systems into land administration systems. Governments need to develop their own solutions in the re-engineering process for their own circumstances. In this context, this paper examines the findings of academic research carried out to analyse the efficiency of the current Land Administration System (LAS) in Turkey and then to develop a new vision for the future of the Turkish LAS. The analysis shows that there is a need for re-engineering the Turkish LAS. The main characteristics of the vision, inspired by the case study research carried out in some European countries and the statements of some well known international reports, are a land law, a leading institution and a land information system.