A WEB-BASED LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM, TOOL FOR ONLINE LAND ADMINISTRATION IN AKURE NIGERIA
Access to reliable land information is a fundamental requirement for effective land administration, management, and planning and for the sustainable development of any nation. Many developing countries are faced with the absence of an adequate or coordinated land administrative system that are fit for purpose. The use of desktop geographic information system has been an effective tool for capturing, storing, analyzing, and making land information available. However, in most cases, land information is still largely inaccessible to the public where and when is needed at an instant. With the internet being an integral part of society, it is a powerful means for people to exchange and process information. The main objective of this work has been to develop a web-based LIS that facilitates users’ access and retrieval of land information. In view this, QGIS was used for data processing, PostgreSQL was used for the database design while QGIS Cloud was used to expose the data as geospatial web services. Web-GIS functionality was extended with the help of OpenLayers API. The system is composed of a single database, a web mapping application and an interactive website that provides for pan, zoom, and query in GIS functionality. Adopting the system will ensure an easy flow of land information and ensures there is well-structured process of collecting, storing, and disseminating land information. However, the adoption of LADM may be possible in the nearest future.