What are a Cadasters?

The cadaster of a country is its register of property titles and is usually managed by government agencies – in Egypt these are often called Land Titles Offices.  The information recorded includes an accurate description of the location of a parcel of land and who owns it.  It may also record what the land can be used for (e.g., residential or not, national park etc.) and may also show the location and shape of buildings.  In some countries it also records the value of a property. In these cases, the cadaster may also be used for land taxation purposes.