Cadastral land consolidation in the process of cadaster modernization in Poland

key words: cadastral land consolidation, land consolidation, land and building register modernization, cadaster


The modern trend of cadaster development in Poland is to create the Integrated Properties Information System (IPIS), a system for communicate with each included public registers. The basis of this system is the land and buildings register, which for the proper functioning needs to meet the conditions laid down in the law of geodetic and cartographic and also needs to provide reference data to other systems. Currently, the basic geodetic procedures - regulations having a direct impact on improving the quality of cadastral data in a comprehensive way is the modernization of the cadaster and land consolidation. The two above-mentioned geodetic procedures - regulations are decidedly different, they share only a common effect which is modernized cadaster, which is the operating condition of IPIS. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the superiority of cadastral effects of land consolidation on the effects of cadaster modernization, and to prove that the introduction of new cadastral administrative procedures named the "cadastral land consolidation" may be an alternative to the process of cadaster modernization towards to create a full value cadaster in Poland, especially in regard to rural communities. The scope of research, as a case study includes the Sękowa village in the municipality of Sękowa in the Gorlice district, which is characterized by a large defect in the range of the spatial structure of rural areas. Cadastral data quality of this object as a legacy of the former Austrian cadaster is so bad that improving it in the process of cadaster modernization only marginally satisfied the requirements of the modern cadastral system.


Taszakowski J., Janowski P., Mika M., Len P. 2016. Cadastral land consolidation in the process of cadaster modernization in Poland. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2016/ II (1 (Apr 2016))