INSPIRE Knowledge Base

General Directorate for Cadastre

LMO Description
Organisation: 
General Directorate for Cadastre
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    All the spanish surface. 500.000 sqk
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>4163 LEGISLATIVE ROYAL DECREE 1/2004, of 5th March, ratifying the merged text of the Law of Real Estate Cadastre.<br /> Article 4. Competencies.<br /> The creation and maintenance of the Real Estate Cadastre and the diffusion of cadastral information is exclusively the competence of the State. These functions – including but not limited to appraisal, inspection, and preparation and administration of cadastral cartography - will be performed by the General Directorate of the Cadastre, either directly or through the diverse systems of collaboration established with public Administrations, public entities and corporations.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    The General directorate for Cadaster take charged of cadastral description of real estate. It contain its physical, economic and legal characteristics, including location and cadastral reference,surface area, use or purpose, type of farming or exploitation, quality of buildings,graphic representation, cadastral value and cadastral title holder. This task includes the diffusion of the cadastral information.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    All the spanish surface. 500.000 sqk
    Societal Sector: 
    Central government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    The spanish cadastral law defines the national cadastre like a great infrastructure of territorial information available to public Administrations, certifying authorities, companies and private citizens in general, primarily serving the principles of fiscal equity and justice, but also playing an important role in the fair distribution of public resources. Taxation constitutes the original and principal use of the Cadastre in Spain. However, in addition to its fiscal function, the last two decades have born witness to the evolution of the Cadastre . Today, at the start of a new century, the collaboration of the Cadastre in the material application of these Constitutional principles is considerable, as shown by the widespread use of the Cadastre for the administration and control of national and E.U. subsidies, or the progressive incorporation of graphic information and cadastral identification instruments into the activity of public notaries and the Property Register. Also, catastral information is used for parcellary consolidation, urban planning, security, infrastructures, prevention of natural risks, and a lot of other functions. It is very important the use of cadastral data for environment management. To quote a few examples related with the environment, is the fact that in the two most recent major enviromental disasters in Spain- the breakage of the mud reservoir at the boliden industrial plant, which polluted extensive areas of the doñana National Park, and the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker, cadastral data has been available to the public authorities responsible for managing these disasters. In other hand, the general Directorate of Cadastre coordinates an strongly net used for disseminate and to obtain a lot of different informatión from and to notaries, Land Registers, local authorities, national and regional public auhtorities and others.
    Environmental application domains: 
    As we just said, It is very important the use of cadastral data for environment management