Land Ownership 60% open

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 Yes
Downloadable No
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format WFS
Digital data No
Print data Yes
location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Trimble's mining cadastre
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Googled
characteristics Parcel boundaries, Parcel location
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministre des Affaires foncières et du domaine, DRC Cadastre Minier (CAMI), CERENE Services (French private company)
The data is updated every year on provincial local. However, there is still a need for the data to be compiled on the national level. It is mainly used when there is a fight between two parties over a portion of land.

Because of land conflicts there are recent efforts to reform land rights governance from 2015 onwards. Only mining cadastres are available online to the public, provided by the DRC Cadastre Minier (CAMI) and published via Trimble’s data portal. It includes geographic coordinates and boundaries of mining areas. The Ministre des Affaires foncières et du domaine public started in mid 2016 with the digitisation of cadastral maps: CERENE Services ( a French company have developed a cadastre of DRC for forest areas. In 2016 there was a press release ( that they want to map forest areas. The goal is to address deforestation.

Meta data

Data location - Trimble's mining cadastre
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   WFS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Gaïus Kowene
Last modified   Mon Jun 04 2018 01:20:47 GMT+0000 (UTC)