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Publication of the first part of LADM Edition II

February 2024

The Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) is an internationally recognised ISO standard (ISO 19152) that provides and supports responsible innovation and partnerships, for effective land administration.

The LADM aligns the data model with a standardised global vocabulary for land administration. As an international standard it can stimulate the development of software applications and may accelerate the implementation of land administration systems that support sustainability objectives. 

The Land Administration Domain Model is developed at the initiative of FIG, as part of the FIG Standards Network and Commission 3 & 7. The first edition was published in 2012 with a focus on land registration. The International Standardization Organization (ISO) regularly checks whether their standards need to be revised in order to meet user requirements.

The LADM revision has been a careful process and started already in 2017 during a joint working meeting of the FIG and UNGGIM, during which it was indicated that the scope of LADM should be expanded to include conceptual models for cadastral acquisition techniques,  marine boundaries, valuation information, spatial plan information, and more 3D support (BIM/IFC input). In addition, there should also be more support for the implementation itself. It was subsequently decided within ISO/TC211 that organising the standard into multiple parts was the best approach. 

The first part focuses on the conceptual model and this has now been published as ISO 19152-1:2024 Geographic information, Land Administration Domain Model (LADM), Part 1: Generic conceptual model. Part 1 forms the basis and also provides a global overview of the conceptual models in parts 2 to 5. These will be published during 2024 and 2025. The development of part 6, Implementation aspects, is planned in collaboration between ISO/TC 211 and the Open Geospatial Consortium. The first meeting of the OGC LADM part 6 standards working group is expected at the next OGC TC on 25 March 2024.
During the World Bank Land Conference 2024 there will be a session, supported by FIG,  dedicated to the LADM : “How Standards empower People, Environment, Economic Progress, and its underlying data”.
The 12th International FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration will take place in Kuching, Malaysia, 24-26 September 2024. It will be a joint event including the Geoinformation Week 2024 (including Exhibition from vendors), the FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting, and a UN Habitat's STDM Meeting. More information is here.
If you would like to know more about the status of the other parts you will find an overview here and further information here.



Christiaan (Chrit) Lemmen, if Abdullah Kara and Peter van Oosterom
21 February 2024