Innovative technology for documenting land and resource rights.
Cadasta Foundation provides technical tools and services to support the documentation of land and resource rights to build stronger, more sustainable communities.
By making it easier to efficiently document, store, and share land and resource rights information, we empower our partners with the information they need to make data-driven decisions and put their rights on the map.
A free, open, and flexible suite of mobile and web based tools designed to help users collect, manage, and store land and resource rights data.
We allow for custom data schemas. You can decide what structure of data you collect, design your own data collection forms, and define how data types relate to one another.
You can prepare your custom data collections in any language.
Access satellite imagery containing detailed geospatial content.
Use our digital data collection forms to collect data quickly and easily using GPS-enabled smartphones and tablets in remote field locations.
Print out property reports, documentations or thematic maps using your data through the QGIS Print Composer.
Open software to facilitate the import and export of data to and from the Cadasta Platform. Using QGIS, you can build and analyze datasets.
Data collection technology and expertise to help you efficiently and securely collect, store, and share your land and resource data.
Cadasta follows a stringent privacy protocol, certifies the security of the platform, and retains no rights to our partners’ data.
Our platform users will always retain full ownership of their data. Platform users may choose to remove their data from the platform at any time and we promise never to post or share our partners’ data without consent. You can also determine who you want to share your data with by creating filters that allow the sharing of some data, while leaving other data securely behind a firewall.
Display different imagery and data layers from one or more web map servers (WMS) to view demographic information, high risk areas, and cartographical information.
Easily import or export data to and from the Cadasta platform and build, analyze, and create datasets which can then be shared through the Cadasta platform.
Use the Cadasta platform to store, organize, and utilize various data types including: GPS coordinates, imagery from drones or balloons, digital maps, video interviews, photographs, paper attestations, tax receipts and other supporting information.
Data and land information system expertise to support you in your efforts to document and secure your land and resource rights.
Knowledge and expertise in international standards and best practices for land information administration and management.
Financial support for select partners and their projects.
Training in data collection, management, and use.
Support in designing data collection forms and workflows.
Guidance and advice on hardware and software options.
“The platform presents the data in a way that is quite useful. As we get deeper into our analysis, it will prove even more useful.”
“Cadasta demonstrates the value add of these digital tools. With their technology, we can record the data faster, reduce errors, and in the end, produce land records that are even easier to share with government.”
“The data collected through Cadasta’s platform is a great resource for our organization. We can see farm changes and growth, compare villages and farms, and better understand the different land use pressures at play. It makes it much easier to know where we should target our work moving forward. Cadasta’s platform also made it easy to build the survey and train data collectors at almost zero operational costs. It’s a great all-in-one platform.”
“We are eager to expand our pilot project further and it is now tested and proven that it can work. Our staff are using this tool and sharing our knowledge. These digital tools are making everything easier.”
“Cadasta Platform helps to manage our landowner’s household information together, that ultimately helped to support vulnerable landowners during digital land registration in Bangladesh.”
“The Cadasta platform makes community mapping easy and possible by offering tools that were previously only available to the State or powerful elites.”
“Working with the Cadasta Foundation has allowed us to significantly improve the delivery of our project in South Sumatra. The tools are intuitive and easy to use, yet allow for a variety of applications and analyses, and are helping the local government move towards improvement of land tenure and resolution of illegality. Working with Cadasta’s team has been a pleasure and we hope to continue into the future.”
“Cadasta provides us with a platform where we will be able to store all our land maps and records in one place and easily share with others. While developing our Cadasta projects we have received great technical support from them on data collection and presentation.”
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