International projects

Case studies of international projects in cartography and cadastre that Seresco has carried out in different countries.

Projects in Ecuador

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Farming, Aquaculture and Fisheries in the project National System for Information and Management of Rural Land and Technological Infrastructure - SIGTIERRAS.

Seresco initiated an internalization plan, carrying out the first cadastre projects in Ecuador, conducting the Integrated Campaigns for Property Surveying for the modernization of the Property Information System of Zone 5, Zone 6 and Group 7 for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Farming, Aquaculture and Fisheries in the project National System for Information and Management of Rural Land and Technological Infrastructure - SIGTIERRAS.

Since 2012 Seresco has conducted property surveys of more than 92,000 plots that cover an area of more than 1,900,000 hectares.

 

In the Integrated Campaigns for Property Surveying for the modernization of the Property Information System of Zone 5, which includes cantons of Cuenca, Pucará and Sigsig in the province of Azuay, 209,393 plots were surveyed, which cover an area of 365,723 hectares.

In the Integrated Campaigns for Property Surveying for the modernization of the Property Information System of Zone 6, which includes cantons of Calvas, Catamayo, Célica, Espindola, Gonzanama, Loja, Macará, Olmedo, Paltas, Pindal, Puyango, Quilanga, Sozoranga and Zapotillo in the province of Loja, 140,122 plots were surveyed, which cover an area of 915,608 hectares.

In the Integrated Campaigns for Property Surveying for the modernization of the Property Information System of Zone 7, which includes cantons of El Tambo, Samborondon, Pasaje, Marcelino Maridueñas, El Coca, Guamote y Vinces, 98,242 plots were surveyed, which cover an area of 630,593 hectares.

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The projects include research on land ownership, property regularization, and legal and technical support for legalization of land ownership rights. A database will also be constructed to enable planning and land management, as well as the establishment of a cadastre system that is updated continually.

The field work will require Seresco to deploy technological and human resources to carry out the property survey in each canton in order to set up boundaries, delimit coverages and recognize the structures existing on each plot, while the owners and settlers will compile the documentation that they can in support of land tenure. Once the property information survey has been completed, the information will be digitalized and included in the Geographic Information System.

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Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Canton of Cuenca

Project for survey and registration in the cadastre of the plots situated within the urban expansion zone of Cuenca, for the Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Canton of Cuenca (Ecuador).

The Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Canton of Cuenca commissioned Seresco with the property survey of the urban expansion zone of the municipality of Cuenca, which was conducted over the course of the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, consisting in the property survey of more than 40,000 plots, which cover an area of more than 5,000 hectares.

The tasks include research on land ownership, property regularization, and legal and technical support for legalization of land ownership rights. A database will also be constructed to enable planning and land management, as well as the establishment of a cadastre system that is updated continually. The field work will require Seresco to deploy technological and human resources to carry out the property survey in each canton in order to set up boundaries, delimit coverage and recognize the structures existing on each plot, while the owners and settlers will compile the documentation that they can in support of land tenure. Once the property information survey has been completed, the information will be digitalized and included in the Geographic Information System.

Projects in Costa Rica

Program for adjustment of the cadastre and the register of Costa Rica. Caribbean zone

Compilation of the property cadastre and reconciliation with the Land Register pursuant to Costa Rican legislation in force and with parameters set by the institutions taking part in the Program, including:

› Recompilation of records from the cadastre and the register.

› Reconciliation of information from the cadastre and the register.

› Compiling of digital dossiers on all plots.

› Local information campaigns and workshops with involved persons in each district of the Caribbean Cadastre Zone.

› Field cadastral survey and verification.

› Public display of the results in the districts where the work was done.

› Mediation and arbitration processes in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), as well as drafting and documenting agreements or minutes, as appropriate.

› DDocumentation of the plot dossiers that match the inconsistencies and modifications to the cadastral and registral information aimed at rationalization of the settlements in the register.

› Generation of final product for each district, the cadastral cartography, the associated database, the respective Plot Dossiers and the ADR dossiers in digital format.

› Oroduction of the database for the canton with the plot information for the municipality.

› Development of a Geographic Information System for processing of cadastral data.

› Development of an Information System on Tablet for capture of field work.

› Drafting of Final Report on the districts where the work was done.

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Generation of 1:25,000 cartography of the country.

Service of cartographic generalization based on the cartography in scale 1:5,000 and composition of the Digital Topographic Base in the scale 1:25,000 for the entire country for the National Geographic Institute.

› Preliminary evaluation and assessment of the characteristics of all sources of information to be used to derive, generalize and complement the cartographic bases, including the appropriate data model. Plus definition of a strategy for generating the fundamental strata in those areas of the country that simply do not have information with a consistent basis in remaining sources.

› Derivation of the fundamental strata in a scale of 1:25,000, by processes of generalization of information from each thematic layer, i.e., from the stratum of the road network, the water network, infrastructure, toponyms, etc. until all thematic layers are complete. This phase includes supplementation and reclassification using the Object Catalog for Fundamental Data compiled by the National Geographic Institute.

› Definition and composition of the Spatial Database, which includes all strata obtained in the previous processes.

› Generation of a catalog of metadata for the fundamental layers derived from and in accordance with the Metadata Profile for the SNIT/IDECORI.

› Drafting of technical reports, as well as handbooks for cartographic generalization in a scale of 1:25,000.

› Training of the civil servants of the National Geographic Institute in the methods and procedures for cartographic derivation and generalization that have been implemented, as well as the programs utilized for this purpose.

Generation of the 1:200,000 and 1:500,000 cartographies of the entire country.

Obtaining the national series for the National Geographic Institute of Costa Rica, including the following tasks:

› Preliminary evaluation and assessment of the characteristics of all sources of information to be used to derive, generalize and complement the cartographic bases, including the appropriate data model. Plus definition of a strategy for generating the fundamental strata in those areas of the country that simply do not have information with a consistent basis in remaining sources.

› Derivation of the fundamental strata in a scale of 1:200,000 and 1:500,000, by processes of generalization of information from each thematic layer, i.e., from the stratum of the road network, the water network, infrastructure, toponyms, etc. until all thematic layers are complete. This phase includes supplementation and reclassification using the Object Catalog for Fundamental Data compiled by the National Geographic Institute.

› Definition and composition of the Spatial Database, which includes all strata obtained in the previous processes.

› Generation of a catalog of metadata for the fundamental layers derived from and in accordance with the Metadata Profile for the SNIT/IDECORI.

› Drafting of technical reports, as well as handbooks for cartographic generalization in scale of 1:200,000 and 1:500,000.

› Conducting of training for staff of the National Geographic Institute to inform them of the computer techniques and tools used over the course of the project for the cartographic layout process with GIS tools.

› Providing a view of the territory at the regional and national level.

› Describing the appearance and details of the land surface together with the geographic objects situated on it, whether they be natural or a product of human activity in general.

Projects in Colombia

Supervision of pilot projects for the Multi-purpose Cadastre.

Conducting technical, administrative, legal and financial supervision of the consulting firms whose purpose is to establish the methods for operation of rural and urban cadastres with multi-purpose approach, and implementation of these methods in specific municipalities in accordance with the technical standards and/or product specifications set out by the Authority for Cadastre and Register in Colombia in the Land Administration Model LADM (ISO 19152:2012) and generating the information and cadastre input needed for the National Government’s decision-making within the framework of the Cadastre Project with multi-purpose approach, coordinated by the National Planning Department (DNP).

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Projects in Morocco

Production of the topographic map in 1:5,000 and 1:1,000 scales in some zones of the Souss Massa Draa region (Morocco), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Projects in Bolivia

Project for conducting the Property Survey of the consolidated urban area of the municipalities of El Alto, Cochabamba and Oruro..

 

In 2016, Seresco concluded a contract with the Implementation Unit of the MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, Ministry of Public Works and Housing - Vice-Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, to conduct the Property Survey of the consolidated urban area of the municipalities of El Alto (plot survey of 16,000 hectares) and Cochabamba (plot survey of more than 17.000 hectares).

In 2017 Seresco was the successful bidder on the Property Survey of the consolidated urban area of the Municipality of Oruro, and it conducted a plot survey of 7,500 hectares.

The projects consist of delimiting the plots on the basis of the cartography and the orthophotos submitted by the Implementation Unit, together with the information from the cadastre provided by the municipality and complemented with field work. Ownership is researched, documentation is collected from the owners, and existing photos are photographed, culminating in a plot-by-plot property survey.

The result will be a census for the cadastre that will enable property owners to have access to up-to-date data, to identify their assets correctly, and to update information based on physical, legal and economic features. Meanwhile the municipality will be able to update its register in order to carry out more efficient city planning as far as security, transport, urban management, control of areas for equipment and more.

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