Social Tenure Domain Model

Bridging the gap through STDM

A pro poor land information tool that offers a complimentary land
administration system that is pro-poor, gender-sensitive,
affordable and sustainable.

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Role Based Access Control

Granular access control of STDM functionality

Control permission to STDM modules based on the role
that an authorized system user belongs to.

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Source and destination column matching

Importation of textual and spatial data
from CSV and shapefile file formats

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Manage Administrative Units

Tag spatial units with code hierarchy of administrative units

Define a hierarchy of administrative entities, where each consists
of one or more spatial units that are subject to registration
by social tenure relationship.

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Design Custom Data Management Forms

Create up to three custom data templates

Design columns for database tables or extend
from an existing template using an intuitive wizard
that generates data management forms dynamically

Social Tenure Domain Model

A pro poor land information tool.

STDM as a concept

There is a gap in the conventional land administration systems
such that customary and informal tenure cannot be easily handled.
There is a need for complimentary approaches in land administration.
The concept of the Social Tenure Domain Model is to bridge
this gap by providing a standard for representing ‘people – land’
relationships independent of the level of formality, legality and
technical accuracy.

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STDM as a model

The STDM is a ‘specialization’ of the ISO-approved Land Administration
Domain Model (LADM)
. In this context, specialization means that
there are some differences, which are mostly in the terminology
and in the application area. LADM development took place in parallel
of STDM development as a concept and a model, and that
the core developers of both models are the same or supportive of
each other.
Any form of right, responsibility or restriction in a formal system
is considered as a social tenure relationship in STDM.

STDM as an information tool

The need for efficient land rights’ recordation tools and use of ICT
has become a necessity and increasingly becoming more available in recent times.
The STDM information tool provides the front-end interface for testing
and applying the STDM concept and model.
Building from the STDM prototype version and in adherence to GLTN core values
(e.g. pro-poor, equity, affordability, good governance, subsidiarity,
gender sensitiveness, systematic large scale approach and sustainability),
UN-Habitat/GLTN together with its implementing partners, have supported
the continuous development of the information tool in a variety of
application areas ranging from informal settlement
upgrading to natural resource management.

Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) tool: Version 1.5

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