New STDM Software

A full release which includes new exciting features
as well as enhanced functionality and stability
of existing features.

STDM Version 1.8 Released

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.

Data Relationship Viewer

Visualize relationship between records from one window

Browse related data with ease

Import Into STDM

Guaranteed import process

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

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.

Design Custom Data Management Forms

Create multiple 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.

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 1.8

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