KRQE: New Mexico farmers can now find land on new website. “What is a farmer without access to land? A new website launched by the New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service aims to make sure those looking for land can connect with local landowners. The site is called New Mexico LandLink. Sort of like a social media site, New Mexico LandLink lets people find each other and connect with the goal of putting good land to use.”
Dairy Herd Management: New Farmland Bill Would Create a Public Database for Foreign Land Ownership. “Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a new bipartisan bill, the Farmland Security Act of 2023, seeking to further boost transparency in foreign ownership of U.S. farmland.”
Serbian Monitor: E-archive service launched – New land registry now available online. “The State Geodetic Authority (RGZ) has launched the eArchive service, a new app which helps people in Serbia, natural and legal persons, including attorneys, notaries public and companies to view and access documents from the database of the RGZ digital archive with a single click of a mouse and entirely free of charge.”
WDBJ: Grown Here at Home: How should this land be used? New website intends to help localities make the best decision
WDBJ: Grown Here at Home: How should this land be used? New website intends to help localities make the best decision . “The Virginia Cooperative Extension worked with several state agencies, among others, to develop Virginia’s Land Use and Energy Navigator or VaLEN. The interactive map can serve as a guide to help localities make land use decisions based on their specific needs and goals. … You can search an address or a broad area. To navigate, there are different layers of geographic data you can select to help you get specific information about a piece of land.”
Salt Lake Tribune: New database gives widest look ever at LDS Church landholdings. See what it owns and where.
Salt Lake Tribune: New database gives widest look ever at LDS Church landholdings. See what it owns and where.. “From thousands of acres of farmlands to thousands of places of worship and from shiny commercial enclaves in urban centers to flowing fields in swelling suburbs, a newly released list shows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns U.S. properties valued at nearly $16 billion and ranks the Utah-based faith among the nation’s top private landholders.”
UCLA: Web tool co-created by UCLA a veritable ‘Swiss Army knife’ for land management. This site was created to provide information about the western US. “The site, which launched Feb. 15, provides a comprehensive picture of vegetation and ground cover and can display where land is covered by sagebrush, shrubs, perennial grasses or dead plant material, as well as where it has no cover. Using machine learning, the tool can also show changes in vegetation over time and perform statistical analyses on the data to help interpret the results.”
Coastal Review (North Carolina): Interactive maps show benefits of natural, working lands. “Duke Univerity’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions launched last month the North Carolina Natural and Working Lands Dashboards for communities, land managers, nongovernmental organizations and the public to have access to information on these lands that ‘can store carbon, enhance community and ecosystem resilience, and provide many other social, economic and environmental benefits,’ according to the website.”
WDBJ: Grown Here at Home: New website helping to connect farmers in Virginia. “A resource for farmers has a new look. The Virginia Farm Link website is an interactive resource to help match retiring farmers with beginning and expanding farmers. ‘There’s going to be a major transition of land over the next 10 years or so as the older generations needs to retire and pass their farms onto someone,’ said Jen Perkins, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services farmland preservation coordinator.”
India Today: Will innovative database on ‘Indian Land Laws’ make a tangible mark among citizens? Dr. Jagdish Chandra Rout explains
India Today: Will innovative database on ‘Indian Land Laws’ make a tangible mark among citizens? Dr. Jagdish Chandra Rout explains. “Since India is an agrarian economy with over 60% of its populace dependent on cultivable land for livelihood and sustenance, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has reportedly pioneered the launch of a database… on Indian Land Laws (claimed to be the first of its kind). It keeps in view the pivotal role played by land as a prime economic resource.” I poked around the site for a few minutes. You have to have an account to see legislation details but it’s easy to sign up. I was VERY impressed with the design and UI of this site. Great job.
Land Information New Zealand: New search tool makes accessing land records easier. “Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has launched a new online service so anyone can find and buy property records such as titles or survey plans for an address.” Records are 5 New Zealand dollars, which is a little over $3.50 USD..
CNN: Texas landowners facing coronavirus pandemic and land seizures for border wall. “Within the last six months, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the US, the Trump administration filed 75 lawsuits to seize private land along the US-Mexico border for the border wall, according to data reviewed by CNN from the Texas Civil Rights Project.”
Mongabay: New database wrangles data on land rights projects around the globe. “The Land Portal Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, recently released what it’s calling ‘the largest global database of land and property rights projects.’ In around a decade of existence, the Land Portal Foundation has worked to pull together the often disparate information on these projects from its partners around the world so that researchers, donors and campaigners have a better idea of how these projects are transpiring, said Laura Meggiolaro, the organization’s team leader.”
New-to-me, with new offshoots: Hasse receives N.J. conservation award for vast online mapping project. “Rowan University Professor of Geography John Hasse and a team of researchers have compiled a massive trove of New Jersey land use data and moved it all online for easy access, a project that will benefit students, journalists, municipal officials, developers and residents for decades to come.”
Arizona State University: Research project aims to build geospatial artificial intelligence for landform detection
Arizona State University: Research project aims to build geospatial artificial intelligence for landform detection. “Earth is enormous, and while humans have done a decent job of being able to map out the boundaries of countries and states, the roads in our cities and the location of geological sightseeing destinations, there remains a lot of the world that isn’t precisely figured out. But a new project from Wenwen Li, associate professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, aims to learn more about our world and its varying terrain by applying artificial intelligence.”