A Land Administration Data Exchange and Interoperability Framework for Kenya and Its Significance to the Sustainable Development Goals

Clifford O. Okembo*, J.M. Morales Guarin, C.H.J. Lemmen, J.A. Zevenbergen, David Kuria

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Abstract

Sharing land data from one department to the other is a continuous process. A solid structure and a set of guidelines on how to share them is to be put in place as a foundation for the development of a land administration data exchange and interoperability framework in support of data acquisition, land transactions and distribution of land data. In this research, the application of the ISO Framework for Enterprise Interoperability (FEI) as a standard is the starting point. Utilising the Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) profile for Kenya as a base, an interoperability framework in support of land administration in Kenya is developed that addresses concerns, removes barriers and selects the approach for implementation. Due to the critical nature of land, it fits into the United Nations 2030 sustainability agenda. During the development of the Kenyan profile, four country-specific issues in the context of people-to-land relationships have been identified and modeled. The mapping of those issues relevant to the sustainable development goals supports the achievement of those goals so that all related targets and indicators can be attained. Using GIS tools, the implementing and testing of the new LADM profile for Kenya is not a difficult task. By using existing land data combined with newly collected data in the LADM-compliant database, a complete and accurate workflow is assured. Integration with external databases is useful for improving efficiency and eliminating duplication. Data collection with all stakeholders and validation through public inspection are recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13040435
Number of pages22
JournalLand
Volume13
Issue number4
Early online date29 Mar 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

Keywords

  • country profile
  • data exchange
  • FEI
  • interoperability
  • Kenya
  • LADM
  • SDGs
  • ITC-GOLD
  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

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