The Integrated Land Management Information System (ILMIS) is a geographic information system for cadastral and land-use mapping. Similar to a Geographic Information System (GIS), the ILMIS is specifically designed to contain spatially referenced land related data for a defined area and comprises the procedures and techniques for the systematic collection, update, processing and distribution of this data. The ILMIS is a decision-making tool that creates, visualizes, analyzes, reports and publishes land-based data such as parcel information, zoning, land use, ownership and general property information. In addition to those land related data, the ILMIS may contain other additional information such as data on soils, hydrology, rainfall or socio-economic information.
With the increasing pressures for land in developing and emerging countries as tenure systems are eroded or sometimes abandoned, the need for a formal system becomes more salient. In this environment, many countries have recognized the land information systems as a powerful and an undisputable tool. The implementation of a land information system will result in a decreasing number of land related disputes while reducing the risk of fraud and corruption and secure land for both local administrations and beneficiaries to encourage investment. The ILMIS will eventually be established across be configured to support first, subsequent and miscellaneous registration Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development (MLHHSD).