Progress of cost recovery on cadastre based on land management implementation in Turkey


SURVEY REVIEW, vol.47, no.340, pp.36-48, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 340
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1752270614y.0000000091
  • Journal Name: SURVEY REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-48
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre (GDLRC, in Turkish TKGM), which is under the authority of the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey, has started taking advantage of the private sector for the production of cadastre products that have been more effective and economical since 2005. During this progress, the Licensed Surveying Engineer and Bureau (LSEB, in Turkish LIHKAB) was established. Change operations on demand after the finishing of cadastre works were passed on to the LSEB. In addition, the GDLRC has started accelerating the data quality to meet the cadastre data standard of the European Union. Besides, since 1993, the information-produced cadastre maps and projects have been sold to whoever they may concern by way of GDLRC through the concept of revolving funds. Through this concept, it is intended that experiences of revolving funds in our country would be beneficial for transferring this matter to the concerned country. In this sense, the progress of cost recovery is investigated with selected areas serving as examples. Through this article, it has been proved that the progress of cost recovery is very fast in the areas in which intensive operations of property are performed in accordance with data obtained. However, it is thought that if the diversity of cadastre data is increased during the progress of cost recovery on cadastre works in Turkey, the conclusions of the cost recovery system will be much more effective than it is at present. It is determined that insufficient diversity of cadastre data creates a disadvantage for the cost recovery system in Turkey. Finally, solving the problems on progress of cost recovery, enrichment activity for cadastre scope and content should be started. Simultaneously, it is observed that initiating the work of enrichment activity would be beneficial as well as would sustain the progress of cost recovery.