Cadasta uses innovative technology, services, and advocacy to advance global land and resource rights. We target the world’s tenure-insecure people in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas left out of top-down government land registry systems. Recognizing that every partner is unique, our tools and services can accommodate a wide range of technical capabilities and resources and can be applied to a variety of different sectors.
Technology to easily document and manage your agricultural data.
Document, analyze, and manage large amounts of urban property data.
Assert and defend community and customary land claims with data.
Women’s Land Rights
Use our tools and training to strengthen women’s land rights.
Cadasta offers an accessible and flexible suite of mobile and web-based tools designed to help users collect, manage, store, and analyze land and resource rights data. Our platform and tools are built on the principles of open standards and access, and are powered by Esri ArcGIS technology—the world’s leading, cloud-based mapping and analytics platform.
Cadasta’s services are participatory, demand-driven, and tailored to local project needs. Our goal is to strengthen our partners’ capacity to map and collect data through training materials and sessions adapted to local use. As land, development, GIS, and data professionals, we provide expertise that supports partners as they design gender-sensitive approaches, identify and mitigate conflict, and build local knowledge of land systems to advance tenure security.
In all of our work, projects, and partnerships, Cadasta aims to support and advocate for secure land and resource rights and improved opportunities for vulnerable households and communities.
At its core, Cadasta’s mission is to advance global land and resource rights for vulnerable populations through innovative technologies and services. By providing technical tools and services to support the documentation of land and resource rights, we aim to build stronger, more sustainable communities.
“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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