Status of Cadastral Mapping in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and its Effect on Building a Digital Cadastral Database

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Najeh S. Tamim
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Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, An-Najah National University, Nablus. Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Due to the political complications that the occupied Palestinian lands have suffered over time, mainly in the past century, the status of cadastral mapping in the West Bank and Gaza, as all other facets of life, has been greatly affected and is now still in a rudimentary situation.  This, in turn, has hindered most activities concerned with the management, planning, development and effective use of land.  This paper will shed light on the historical development of cadastral mapping in the West Bank and Gaza, indicate existing problems and suggest a methodology to complete the survey maps and build a digital cadastral database.