Public registry project gets helpful boost from the skies

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Public registry project gets helpful boost from the skies

The government announced plans to use drones in its effort to upgrade the nation’s public registry of building and land that began in 2012.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Thursday said it selected eight places where a drone will be used on trial runs, including residential areas and farmland.

The areas selected were all in regions where the local government either already owned, or planned to purchase, a drone.

Drones are expected to be particularly useful in areas where the boundaries between lands are ambiguous or differ from those specified according to existing registry documents.

“We’ve held a session explaining to the residents on the registry using high-definition images taken by several local governments using drones and it received a positive response,” said an official at the land ministry.

“We expect that using the drones will help increase the efficiency of our work, including the time spent on field investigation, while we will also be able to reduce the manpower needed.”

The government is also planning to create detailed plans of how it can use drones in property rights investigation planned for the second half of the year.

Beginning in 2012, the government been working on updating borders within 5.54 million square meters of land with an investment of 1.3 trillion won. The project is set to run through 2030.

The areas where the drones will be used are mostly in the rural areas including Hoengseong County in Gangwon, Asan in South Chungcheong, Hampyeong, South Jeolla, Hongdeuk, Cheongju.


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