Land value maps as an instrument supporting community land management

key words: land value map, real estate management


Land administration in the aspect of real estate management embraces a number of activities, such as creating and registering information about land as well as and making it accessible to the public. This information may concern land use or land management systems. Property management also embraces in its scope property rights and estimated land value. Successful property management at the local level requires reliable and up-to-date information based on real-life local situation. Information on property value belongs to the group of data that facilitate space management procedures in a community area. The article presents
a methodology of creating land value maps and possibilities of their utilisation in the property management process. Such maps are reliable because they are deve-loped based on results of local market monitoring. Land value maps serve as so-urce of opinion about the possible price of land in the case of sale in normal market conditions, excluding extortive transactions or those influenced by certain special circumstances. Such maps may contribute to the facilitation of land management processes, satisfy need for information expressed by perspective investors, and act as a staring point in land valuation for property cadastre purposes. The analysis has been exemplified by a rural community from the Małopolska region (south of Poland), for which exemplary land value maps have been presented.




Prus B. 2010. Land value maps as an instrument supporting community land management. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2010/ 12