Land Ownership 45% open

Cameroon

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](http://cadasta.org/open-data/overview-of-property-rights-data/).

  • 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 Data can be downloaded online for the Cameroon Mining Cadastre Portal. Most land data are not digitalized. The Government is currently trying to build a national cadastre with the support of the African Development Bank, and the project is still ongoing. Mining data cannot be downloaded from Trimble but from the forestry database.
Publicly available Yes Yes for some type of data. But the national cadastre is not yet online, as the project PAMOCCA is still on-going.
Openly licenced No “Les informations disponibles sur ce site ne peuvent pas être republiées (y compris la publication sur un autre site web) ; vendues, louées, sous-licenciées, reproduites, dupliquées, copiées ou autrement exploitées sans l’autorisation écrite et préalable de la SDCM et SD. Par ailleurs, les informations ne peuvent pas être éditées ou modifiées, redistribuées ou utilisées aux fins de litiges.”
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format
location href="http://portals.flexicadastre.com/Cameroon/fr/" http://portals.flexicadastre.com/Cameroon/fr/">rel="nofollow">http://portals.flexicadastre.com/Cameroon/fr/ - Cameroon Mining Cadastre Portal, http://www.gutf.cm/index.php?lang=en&Itemid=513 - One-stop Shops to Facilitate Land Transactions, href="http://cmr-data.forest-atlas.org/datasets?group_ids=e4e27617522346228ebfcd81670c2dc4" http://cmr-data.forest-atlas.org/datasets?group_ids=e4e">rel="nofollow">http://cmr-data.forest-atlas.org/datasets?group_ids=e4e - Forestry concessions Data found concerns the mining cadastre. That means information related to mining plots.
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I have worked online to find information related to land ownership. I have not been able to interview a staff of this Ministry, even though I have discussed with geomaticians.
characteristics Types of cadastre, Parcel boundaries, Parcel location Cadastres for mining and forest areas are available. No urban or other rural cadastres available Transaction history only provided as numerical figures of land rights attributed fusioned, or other changes to land rights. It seems not always does this imply a transfer of land rights. This data covers the years 2014-15 and 2016-17. See http://www.gutf.cm/index.php?lang=fr
Controlled access Yes
Collector name One-stop Shops to Facilitate Land Transactions, le ministère des Domaines, du Cadastre et des Affaires foncières (MINDCAF), PAMOCCA, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife This agency belongs to the Ministry of Lands, Domains and Cadaster. PAMOCCA is a cadastral modernisation plan in Cameroon. Pamocca was planned to finish in 2014. Work continued until 2017 and was planned to end then. Seront ainsi numérisés 120 000 titres fonciers. Une base de données de 240 000 parcelles de terrains des villes de Yaoundé, Douala, Garoua, et Maroua sera également créée d’ici décembre 2017. Leading ministry: le ministère des Domaines, du Cadastre et des Affaires foncières (MINDCAF). In 2017 it looked for a contractor to collect cadastral records in six cities. Pamocca still seems to be work in progress. Land use titles and land management of forestry are managed by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, see here: https://cmr.forest-atlas.org/?l=fr Use titles around mining are managed by the Sous-direction du Cadastre Minier. It shall also provide and update cadastral data around mining (See here). The data from this agency are provided by Trimble.
Work is ongoing to build a national cadastre repository in Cameroon, but for now, data are very partial. There are also some other land related to forestry that have been mapped. https://cmr.forest-atlas.org/map

PAMOCCA is a cadastral modernisation plan in Cameroon. Pamocca was planned to finish in 2014. Work continued until 2017 and was planned to end then. Seront ainsi numérisés 120 000 titres fonciers. Une base de données de 240 000 parcelles de terrains des villes de Yaoundé, Douala, Garoua, et Maroua sera également créée d’ici décembre 2017. Leading ministry: le ministère des Domaines, du Cadastre et des Affaires foncières (MINDCAF). In 2017 it looked for a contractor to collect cadastral records in six cities. Pamocca still seems to be work in progress. Land use titles and land management of forestry are managed by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, see here: https://cmr.forest-atlas.org/?l=fr Use titles around mining are managed by the Sous-direction du Cadastre Minier. It shall also provide and update cadastral data around mining (See here). The data from this agency are provided by Trimble.

Meta data

Data location   http://portals.flexicadastre.com/Cameroon/fr/ - Cameroon Mining Cadastre Portal
   http://www.gutf.cm/index.php?lang=en&Itemid=513 - One-stop Shops to Facilitate Land Transactions
   http://cmr-data.forest-atlas.org/datasets?group_ids=e4e - Forestry concessions
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Charlie Martial NGOUNOU
Last modified   Fri May 11 2018 22:44:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)