Land Ownership 0% open


What data is expected?

Data should include maps of lands with parcel layer and display parcel boundaries in addition to a land registry with information on transactions of parcels of land. The assessment criteria were developed in collaboration with Cadasta Foundation. For more information on land ownership datasets and where they're located, see Cadasta Foundation's Data Overview](

  • Types of cadastre
  • Transaction history of parcel
  • Parcel boundaries
  • Parcel location
  • Data available for the entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge No
Publicly available No
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No
In an open and machine-readable format
Digital data No
Print data No
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Google
characteristics None of the above
Controlled access No
Collector name Department of Surveys and Mapping (DSM) and its Cadastral Information System
State land represents about 25 percent of land in Botswana, Tribal land amounts to roughly 70 percent. Tribal land rights are managed by local land boards. The website of DMS, which should hold cadastral information cannot be reached. One this page it seems the DSM provides relevant data: but parcel data is not available online A cadastral database with parcels should exist “Despite teething problems experienced as a result of different units of measurement, undefined projections and generally inconsistent and non-precise coordinate systems previously employed, a project to capture all land parcel coordinates was successfully concluded., see

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Thu Aug 02 2018 21:21:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)