Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

The Turkish cadastral information system and lessons learned

  Mehmet Çete1, H. Mustafa PalancıoÄŸlu1, Abdurrahman Geymen1* and Mehmet Alkan2        
  1Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Engineering, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. 2Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Engineering, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 02 March 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2010



The Turkish land registration and cadastre works were carried out in analog format until 1985. After that, the cadastre works have been performed in a digital environment, while the land registries continued to be sustained in analog format. The subsequent developments in geographical information system technologies and increasing user demands suggested the need to combine land registry and cadastre data in an information system framework at the beginning of the 1990s. The need was addressed a decade later with the Turkish Land Registry and Cadastre Information System (TAKBÄ°S) project. During the implementation of the TAKBÄ°S project, a lot of experience and knowledge have been gained. This paper introduces the background of the project along with a summary of the current Turkish cadastral system, outlines the aims, scope and constitution process of the TAKBÄ°S, and concludes with the experiences gained during the project implementation.


Key words: Land registry, cadastre, cadastral information system.



TAKBS, Turkish land registry and cadastre information system; EU, European union; GIS, geographical information system; GDLRC, general directorate of land registry and cadastre; ITRF, international terrestrial reference frame; INSPIRE, infrastructure for spatial information in the European community; NIN, national identification numbers.