Authentic registers and good governance

Molen, Paul van der & Karel Welter

The basic idea behind data infrastructures is that it provides for tools giving easy access to distributed databases to people who need those data for their own decision making processes. Although data infrastructures have a substantial component of information technology, the most fundamental asset is the data itself, because without data there is nothing to have access to, to be shared or to be integrated. Last decade it was understood that the development of data infrastructures not only provided easy access to distributed databases, but also gave good opportunities for re-thinking the role of information supply for the performance of governments. Based on this starting point, the Streamlining Key Dataa Programme of the Netherlands' government took the lead in the development and implementation of a strategy for restructuring government information in such a way that an electronic government evolves that: inconveniences the public and the business community with request for data only when this is absolutely necessary offers them a rapid and good service can not be misled instills the public and the industrial community with confidence is provided at a cost that is not higher than strictly necessary Jointly with 5 other government registers, the property registers & cadastral maps & topographic maps of the Netherlands' Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency are formally appointed in 2002 as base registerss of the governmental information infrastructure.

Event: UN ECE WPLA Workshop on Real Property Administration in Developing Information Society

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