OICRF is a study and documentation center for Cadaster, land administration and affiliated fields of interest. It is one of the permanent bodies of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). OIRCF is the abbreviation for Office International du Cadastre et du RĂ©gime Foncier.


OICRF is charged with the following tasks:

  • collecting and systematically filing and indexing all documentation material relating to existing cadasters and land registration systems
  • conducting comparative studies of this material and publishing the results
  • providing information and advice on all cadasters and land registration systems to all interested persons and institutions for the purposes of study or to help countries wishing to set up a cadaster or land registration system or improve an existing system
  • maintaining the documentation system on a daily basis

OICRF does its utmost to provide the best possible service for anyone who requests information. This is made possible by the support of our host: the Netherlands Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (in short: Kadaster) 

People-to-land relationships

Land Administration provides an overview of people-to-land relationships. It shows us how people relate to the environment around them. The information can be used to realise responses to major societal and developmental challenges including attaining the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda is a universal and transformative agenda that aims to improve the well-being of people and planet in our lifetime.


OICRF has evolved in line with global developments and has expanded its range of activities to meet today's requirements. The cadaster  (which was originally intended for taxation purposes only) and the land register (which was originally set up to help provide legal protection) have since become multipurpose cadasters that play an important part in the framework of land administration systems.