Cadaster showing land ownership data on a map and include all metadata on the land. Cadaster data submmitted in this category must include the following charateristics:

  • Land boarders
  • Land owners name
  • Land size
  • national level
  • updated yearly

Data Location


The Kadaster provides useful open data but unfortunately not on landownership. Even National and Subnational Governments pay for the service via contracts while the Kadaster is a Zelfstandig Bestuurs Orgaan (ZBO). This means that the organisation is providing national services for the national government (and is funded by the government) while it is not place under the responsibility of a Department/Minister. Effectively this is a good example where citizens pay one time via tax and a second time via the actual service. This hampers service delivery and transparency.

Reviewer comments


Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   shapefiles
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Ben Schaap
Last modified   Wed Sep 16 2015 12:40:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)