People Before Data

Open Source
Cadasta adheres to the Open Source definition – that software should be modifiable, redistributable, and freely accessible by all. We believe that technology can be the great equalizer, and we strive to make the world a better place through a culture of open access, collaboration, and community. All of the software and resources developed by our organization are released under OSI approved licenses.

Data Security and Privacy
Cadasta is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of our stakeholders’ data. We recognize the data of vulnerable populations can be used for nefarious purposes, and we work to protect those populations through security, transparency, and active consent of stakeholders. We never share Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with third parties. Cadasta users will always retain full ownership of their data.

Principles of Engagement
Many of the barriers preventing the just and sustainable documentation of land and resource rights originate from deeply entrenched societal inequalities. Cadasta is dedicated to providing a respectful and harassment-free experience for everyone in our community. All Cadasta Foundation operations are guided by the following set of Engagement Principles and our Code of Conduct.

Open Data in Property Rights
Cadasta recognizes the tremendous potential of open data in securing property rights, while acknowledging the sensitivity of land data and the risks associated with making it open, particularly for those left out of the formal systems. That’s why we’re committed to taking a responsible approach to open data that acknowledges the contextual nuance of land administration systems in emerging economies, and ensuring that our partners can manage what data they want to release. Find out more


At Cadasta Foundation is an organization with a shared sense of purpose and care for one another.

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The right to property is the foundation for economic security for individuals and communities.

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Cadasta Foundation is transforming the the way land and resource rights are documented, managed and stored.

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