Examining the Challenges of Cadastral Surveying Practice in Zambia
Based on interview data from registered land surveyors, academics in land surveying, government surveyors and relevant secondary data, this article presents a case for improvements in the cadastral surveying practice of Zambia. It argues that current cadastral practice in Zambia is outdated and requires improvements that will position it in line with current international practice and technological advancements. The paper examines the role of the Surveyor General in cadastral survey practice with respect to providing reference information, testing of survey equipment, lodging and examination of survey records, cadastral survey standards and regulations. In addition the paper also examines the challenges faced by surveyors in the existing cadastral management with regard to legislation, archiving of cadastral information, quality control, and delivery period of cadastral survey services, professionalism and continuous professional development. The paper offers a modest empirical basis for examining cadastral survey practice and how it can be improved.
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