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The Polish land administration system supporting good governance

Klimach, Anna, Dawidowicz, Agnieszka, Źróbek, Ryszard
Land use policy 2018 v.79 pp. 547-555
decision making, governance, government and administration, land management, models, public sector, spatial data
Good governance is a very broad concept that accounts for various processes in land management and land administration. Good governance is one of the management models in the public sector. It supports decision making and assists the public administration in the process of fulfilling its statutory duties. The relevant principles are defined by the European Commission. Above all, the public administration requires an interoperable land administration system (LAS) that integrates many public registers and supports efficient land management. At present, the public administration uses various types of data from different sources. This process is time-consuming and economically inefficient. The LAS provides public entities with access to integrated spatial data from multiple records. It supports the fulfilment of public tasks by providing a single-window facility.The article analyses the architecture of the Polish LAS and the public administration’s demand for real estate data with the aim of achieving good governance. The study discusses public administration processes where the LAS can be used extensively. An analysis of the land management system and the land administration system revealed that the Polish LAS is a highly useful source of data.