Aerial Photography, Production of Orthophotos and Cadastral Field Work in Honduras

Client
Programa de Administración de Tierras de Honduras (PATH)
Financing
Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
Duration
2009-2012

The Government of Honduras is implementing a long-term and far-reaching legal, institutional, and technological program (PATH) to formalize property rights for the vast majority of Hondurans, facilitate access to land by the poor, reduce transaction costs, and encourage the emergence of dynamic land-based asset markets.

PATH develops an integrated and decentralized land administration system to provide accurate information on urban and rural land parcels, cadastre, and effective land administration and management. The system will help to increase land tenure security, facilitate land market transactions, develop national and municipal territorial plans, and develop management plans for protected areas, forests, and indigenous people’s lands.

The services were provided with large team of national staff supervised by international experts, and closely coordinated with the counterpart staff. Services included:

  • aerial photography of rural areas of Departamento de Cortés in scale 1:20,000 covering approx. 3,500 km2 and production of digital othophotos in scale 1:5,000
  • aerial photography of urban areas in scale1:6,000 covering approx. 270 km2 and production of digital orthophotos in scale 1:1,000
  • field surveys (with GPS and total station) for updating of cadastre and land registry for a total area of approximately 120,000 ha in rural area of the municipalities of San Pedro Sula, Puerto Cortés, Choloma, La lima y Villanueva including public display (Vista Publica Administrativa, VPA)
  • field surveys (with GPS and total station) for updating of cadastre and land registry for a total area of approximately 290,000 parcels in urban areas of the municipalities of San Pedro Sula, Puerto Cortés, Choloma, La lima y Villanueva including public display (Vista Publica Administrativa, VPA)

The project activities included training of local team members, public awareness raising and motivation of land owners, field survey quality control and monitoring & evaluation.