Makati: Makati, the Central Business District (CBD) of the Philippines, City, has developed its own Land Information System and produced a coordinated-based cadastral map to keep up with a growing population, changing expectations of citizens, and erratic macro and micro economic reforms.
Makati’s cadastral map was produced using a numerical cadastral survey sourced from the Land Management Bureau (LMB) and validated using the coordinates specified in the Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) and through house to house surveys. The cadastral map has served as the City’s GIS backbone that produces hundreds of thematic and analytical maps, which are being used for: land use planning, disaster risk reduction, environmental management, real property and business tax mapping and social services monitoring among others. “It has been proven in the case of Makati that GIS can be used as a decision making tool to systematically act on current and future issues,” said Merlina Panganiban, Head of the Urban Development Department at the City Government of Makati. Makati City’s GIS capabilities are powered by Esri’s ArcGIS software.