The cadastre, explained in popular version

This is one of the last publications in which I have to work. It is an explanatory document that although it was made for a context, it could be useful for other countries in that complicated task of explaining the cadastre in a version that people -about- in shop.

Popular version of cadastreThe document consists of 16 neatly worked pages with a cartoonist of the context that makes an interesting mixture of Ilustrator, with conventional pen and Adobe Photoshop to finally transmit a message that despite the twists and turns has kept the initial intention. I must admit that the artist is great, considering what it means to ask for changes to a job like this and understand the script that has been just what I have worked although I have been some disagreements that are compensated with the satisfaction of having finally published.

The common thread is made up of a conversation between those in charge of a board of trustees who are looking for the mayor and starting by asking how the taxes collected are used. The mayor is pleased to clarify how the collection of property tax is a municipal attribution that adds the intention of the territory in autonomous not only in decisions but also less dependence on the central government. Then he explains something of the internal procedures of the municipality and how all citizens are obliged to contribute and participate in the consultation spaces, as well as the importance that what is paid is returned in works.

The second chapter explains briefly how the cadastre works. As it is a short document with a focus on the fiscal cadastre, the most basic is stamped on the measurement and focuses with greater emphasis on the urban and rural appraisal, with an example of how the tax calculation works. Of course, according to the context of the country where I have been responsible for developing this exercise where the current law (a new one is underway) enables the agreement of cadastral values ​​with the population in years ending in zero and five.

Popular version of cadastre

Popular version of cadastre

In the last section we look at some useful aspects that a multipurpose cadastre also produces in land use policies and legal security. It is clear that the document has a context, a country and a project where the application priority is fiscal; sure if it had been legal or socioeconomic the order of the first two chapters would have been different.

The experience has been interesting, since in the elaboration of other documents it is easy to justify pages and pages of technical content. It is also easy to justify that this is so, before the criticism of those who say they do not understand it and I think that geomatics have that art of using words that raise our ego; nothing bad because sooner or later you have to make space to brag :). But in this case, when the intention is to communicate, the criticism from the non-specialized reader says what is said, understood, not understood, very confusing, very extensive, that technician has a rogue face, gender equity, color of the shirt, it looks like Danilo Lemuz ... in short, a whole learning.

I hang the document here, because apart from the few copies that have been printed, these instruments must be available to the community that needs them, as part of an irreversible trend in the democratization of knowledge. Many times you have to work presentations and you need illustrative images ... for what I believe this publication will mean an important contribution.

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2 Replies to "The Cadastre, explained in popular version"

  1. The document has the credits in the second sheet of the pdf, if that's what you mean.
    The article promoting the theme, the author of Geofumadas.

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