Survey & Mapping Division (SMD)

According to section 20 of the Lands Commission Act (Act 767) the functions of the Survey and Mapping Division are as follows:

  • Supervise, regulate and control the survey and demarcation of land for the purposes of land use and land registration;
  • Take custody of and preserve records and operations relating to the survey of any parcel of land;
  • Direct and supervise the conduct of trigonometric, hydrographic and topographical surveys;
  • Coordinate the preparation of plans from the data derived from survey and any amendment of the plans;
  • Coordinate the production of photogrammetric surveys (aerial photography, orthophoto mapping, etc
  • Survey, map and maintain the national territorial boundaries including maritime boundaries;
  • Develop and maintain the national geodetic reference network for the country;
  • Supervise, regulate, control and certify the production of maps;
  • Other functions determined by the Commission.