The aim of this publication is to indicate the need for a comprehensive land consolidation and exchange works in the Małopolskie voivodship, to accelerate or supplement the modernization of EGiB. The study area is characterized by large faultiness in terms of the spatial structure of rural areas. Because the most of the plots in the area have an unfavourable geometric structure. They are scattered and fragmented, and their use is associated with obsolete technology in agricultural works, what is a major impediment in the process of rational management. In the process of modernization of land and building registry the measures to improve the spatial structure of land are not included. Procedures of modernization seem to be right only for the area covered by the influence of the Prussian cadastre. In the lands affected by the Austro-Hungarian cadastre (in the voivodeship of Malopolska) and the former Russian occupation zone (where practically cadastre did not exist) it should consider the possibility of replacing the modernization with the cadastral consolidations. Can the process of consolidation in the specified area of research be an alternative or support for the modernization process of EGiB towards the creation of full value Real Estate Cadastre in Poland?
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