Open Knowledge

Land Ownership 35% open


What data is expected?

Cadaster showing land ownership data on a map and include all metadata on the land. Cadaster data submmitted in this category must include the following charateristics:

  • Land boarders
  • Land owners name
  • Land size
  • national level
  • updated yearly

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (shapefiles)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? No(as Basis Registratie Kadaster (BRK) published by Het Kadaster - Dutch Government)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The Kadaster provides useful open data but unfortunately not on landownership. Even National and Subnational Governments pay for the service via contracts while the Kadaster is a Zelfstandig Bestuurs Orgaan (ZBO). This means that the organisation is providing national services for the national government (and is funded by the government) while it is not place under the responsibility of a Department/Minister. Effectively this is a good example where citizens pay one time via tax and a second time via the actual service. This hampers service delivery and transparency.

Reviewer comments




  • Codrina Maria Ilie


  • Ben Schaap