Cadastral Reform and Standards
ICSM established a Permanent Committee on Cadastral Reform (PCCR) in 1999. This was created to provide leadership in advising ICSM on cadastral reform matters, raise awareness of the cadastre and the benefits of cadastral reform to industry and the community. Its role is to develop a coordinated approach to cadastral reform that incorporates the participation of all stakeholders, including other peak government and industry groups.
In 2004 ICSM became a Standing Committee of ANZLIC - the Spatial Information Council. In 2005 as part of its strategic review and planning process, ANZLIC disbanded its Spatial Data Infrastructure Standing Committee (SDI SC) and divested much of its responsibilities to ICSM - in particular to the PCCR.
- Recommend leadership initiatives to ICSM relevant to future cadastral reform;
- Advise on initiatives to raise the awareness of industry and the community of the benefits of the cadastre and cadastral reform initiatives;
- To develop preferred models for the coordination of cadastral reform that incorporate the participation of all stakeholders, including other peak government and industry groups;
- Identify and develop ‘best practice’ standards and guidelines for cadastral activities that are relevant to ICSM.
In 2009 and 2010 New Zealand and each Australian State and Territory completed two separate and comprehensive spreadsheets of questions related to the administration of their cadastral systems. The results of these surveys have been compiled into a single document titled "Australian and New Zealand Cadastral Systems - Questions and Answers".