Tag Archives: Property information systems

Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transactions

Land Matrix is a free and open database of large land transaction data, with visualization tools. Land Matrix is operated by a group of organizations including International Land Coalition and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut … Continue reading

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UnBlight Unconference 2014: Storify, links, and resources

UnBlight — “an unconference exploring technology, property data and community revitalization” — was held 14-15 August 2014 in Macon, Georgia, USA. The event was hosted by Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and the Sunlight Foundation, and was funded by … Continue reading

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Di Filippi on Ethereum and Law

Dr. Primavera Di Filippi of CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) gave a presentation entitled Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? 13 April 2014 at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Click here for video and … Continue reading

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Katz and Schneider on Ethereum and legal applications of blockchain technology

Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University and the ReInvent Law Laboratory has posted Ethereum – A Revolutionary New Platform for Applications (including Computable Contracts), at Computational Legal Studies. Dan’s post links to the Website of the Ethereum … Continue reading

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Blockchain contracting and conveyancing systems

Blockchain technology — the technology that underlies Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency systems — is now available to be applied to contracts and conveyancing transactions (i.e., property transfers). Technologies including Ethereum and Master Protocol and Mastercoin now enable this. The developers … Continue reading

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Land titling through mobile technology: Project of FrontlineSMS and Landesa, funded by large Google grant

A project led by FrontlineSMS and Landesa to enable citizens to obtain land titles via mobile phone in Odisha, India, has been funded through a $1.5 million Google Global Impact Award. Here is an excerpt of the announcement: […] Landesa … Continue reading

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Greece’s land records problem

The New York Times has published an article on enormous problems with Greece’s land records: Suzanne Daley, Who Owns This Land? In Greece, Who Knows? Here are excerpts: In this age of satellite imagery, digital records and the instantaneous exchange … Continue reading

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