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/).
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||WFS|
|location||http://www.lands.gov.mw/index.php/mapping-services.html - Mining cadastre parcel boundary and location|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|findable_steps||Conducted google search with the following phrases: Malawi ministry lands. Conducted further searches on google and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development websites using the following phrases: land boundraries, land ownership.|
|characteristics||Parcel boundaries, Parcel location, Data available for the entire country||Mining cadastres are available for multiple territories in Malawi|
|Collector name||Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Surveys, Land Information Unit||Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development: http://www.lands.gov.mw/index.php/mapping-services.html The Department of Surveys is the Official Agency of the Government of Malawi on all matters of land surveying and mapping. The Department is responsible for national land surveying and mapping. It is also the national focal point for Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing. It is headed by the Surveyor General. Land Information Unit is responsible for :- Production and revision of cadastral plans and maps. Creation and maintenance of cadastral database. Creation and maintenance of a comprehensive Land Information System.|