Land Ownership 55% 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 Yes
Downloadable No
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format WFS
location - 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
Controlled access No
Collector name Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Surveys, Land Information Unit Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development: 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.
Only mining cadastres available

Meta data

Data location - Mining cadastre parcel boundary and location
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   WFS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Sun Aug 12 2018 20:04:34 GMT+0000 (UTC)