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HCMC launches online land data platform

By Thu Hang    August 18, 2022 | 04:00 am PT
HCMC launches online land data platform
Binh Tan District has applied a new HCMC's land data platform to monitor construction order. Photo by HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Citizens and businesses can now see data on zoning and land use purposes across Ho Chi Minh City via an online platform.

The platform comprises the two websites and to store a total 450 resource and environmental data files of the whole city, including information on subdivision, land area, zoning plans, land use purposes and land subsidence, Bui Hong Son, director of the information-technology center under the Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced Wednesday.

"This platform is similar to Google Maps, and businesses and citizens can use data from it, like ride-hailing firms use Google’s remote sensing data for their services," he said.

Son said before the platform was launched, anyone that needs to get access to such data had to send a report to the department to ask for permission and wait for approval.

Now with this platform, people can access information online for free while state agencies will be provided with accounts to download files if required.

Deputy Chairman of Binh Tan District Vu Chi Kien said in the past two months, the district has gathered data like satellite images, cadastral information and land use plans for the platform.

Thanks to the platform, the district can ensure the construction order by comparing remote sensing images at different times to see the change of houses.

"For example, if an area had no construction work in 2012 but some work appeared on the map in 2015 then local authorities can check if that work had permission to commence and detect violations if any," he said.

Nguyen Toan Thang, director of the department, said based on this platform, the department is building a project of land price information data for both the people and businesses to track.

For other units, this will be the background data to create new applications. Both the transportation and education sectors have used this map and added their own data for overall administration.

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