The autumn plenary meeting of the EuroGeographics Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network (C+LR KEN) was held on 15 October 2014, just one day before the UNECE WPLA workshop, in Vienna, Austria. The Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV) hosted the meeting, and the theme of the workshop was “Developments in Valuation and Potential Impact on Cadastre and Land Registration”.
The objective of the workshop was sharing of experiences related to property valuation, the role of cadastre as a starting point for mass property valuation, and the value of geodata. International trends and experiences from Netherlands, Lithuania, Spain, Ukraine, Cyprus, and Slovenia were also presented. Based on the presentations, the main conclusions of the meeting were:
• mass property valuation is a multipurpose system required as a tool for making various decisions in the fields of taxation, infrastructure, economic and social policies
• cadastral system includes and represents a hub – a multitude of geodata used as starting points for mass property valuation procedures
• to the effect of the aforementioned, cadastral system should be further developed to be able to meet different requirements, including mass property valuation system
• international institutions need to increase their cooperation in this field to achieve standardization and alignment of mass property valuation systems and procedures.
This workshop and the UNECE WPLA workshops were attended by Denis Tabučić, representative of the Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs of FBiH, and Jelena Zelić, on behalf of the Swedish CILAP Project, which includes a study of property valuation as one of its project components.