In project worth 1.67 million euro old Land Registry Books - digitalized, and data harmonized03.11.2015.

The project of the old Land Registry books digitalization and sporadic transformation of Land Registry and Cadastre data worth 1,661,600 euro has been presented today at the Closing Ceremony in the Zagreb Westin hotel. The main users of this project are the Ministry of Justice and the State Geodetic Directorate, while the consortium included Croatian companies IN2, IGEA, CROZ and Mikrocop, Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster). The project is co-financed by pre-accession funds of the European Union, that is, IPA program.

As a part of the Digital Archives component, Land Registry books have been scanned and information system developed for the first time, which allows their search and examination. It is intended for Land Registry employees, but will also be accessible to other users over public web service in the future in order to examine Land Registry books that were hand kept by the year 2007. In the scanning process within the project, at least 12.5 million pages of archival land books have been digitalised, representing 31 out of 107 completed land registry departments. The goal of digitalisation is primarily to accelerate business processes in the Land Registry departments, enable fast search and review in the computer, enable public access to the scanned documents, and to prevent decay and destruction of archival land books caused by every-day use.

As a part of the Sporadic transformation component, the methodology of the sporadic Land Registry and Cadastre data transformation into Land Registry Database has been developed. Before development of methodology, 247 cadastral municipalities have been analysed in order to determine criteria for transformation. Application for operative transformation has also been developed. The results of the project will improve legal safety in real estate market and harmonisation of Land Registry and Cadastre data.

The mentioned job presents one of the two contracts for the provision of services executed in the project "Integrated Land Administration System" whose total worth is 3.63 million euro. The project is financed within pre-accession fund IPA I 2010. The project presents one of the systematic steps that the Government of the Republic of Croatia has been taking through the Ministry of Justice and the State Geodetic Directorate ever since 2003. within the National Program of organizing Land Registry books and cadastre under the name Organized Land.

"I would like to thank all the partners in the consortium for the well-done job within the deadlines. We are always proud when we have an opportunity to participate in projects that make everyday life easier for Cadastre and Land Registry workers as well." – said Tanja Pušelj Ostroški, IN2 Board Member and Igea Manager.