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Experience

Developing procedures for improving and updating the database of the immovable properties in Albania. Software and database implementation for monitoring the activity of the local office of the immovable property registration in Tirana.

Urban Planning

Geo Consulting has the most powerful tools for territorial planning in the market as of today. The product of GC, “PPV – GIS “, helps local governments create GIS data bases for their permanent territorial information systems, while maintaining a focus on planning exercises. This project has no deadline. There are several local government units in Albania (Kashar, Vore, Farke, Paskuqan, Kamez, Vore, Petrele etc.), that already completed the general urban plan and now we are now in the maintenance phase of the plan. This project is turning out to be one of the major activities of GC.

Rural Development Fond (UNDP)(2011 – Present)

UNDP supported the idea of creating a GIS web based system as an undertaking that would give all local governments the possibility of applying online to the Rural Development Fund for financial support. The project succeeded in making this idea a reality. Geo Consulting produced an easy to use GIS System and about 400 users applied online, entering all project data including the geographical elements, technical data and financial data into the system. The respective Ministries are also evaluating through this online system, the efficiency of each project applied. This application proved that GIS, today, could be a very efficient tool and has great potential to succeed even under the existing capacity of the Albanian local government staff. This experience proved that using this concept of GIS would result in saving quite a lot time and cost.

(FAO) Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations(2012, 2013)

Solutions for Open Land Administration (SOLA) Project are an open source software system that aims to make computerized cadastre and registration systems more affordable and more sustainable in developing countries. GC is involved in this project in two different fields:

  1. Testing of the system
  2. A realization of Web Mapping Services for the ortho-photos, which were used in implementation projects of SOLA around the world.

OSCE (Immovable Property Registration in the southern coast of Albania)

Besides consultancy in the field of property registration, the specialists of Geo Consulting produced for this project a WEB-GIS Software with no limitation in the number of users. The system is used to create an opportunity to evaluate the registration process, to increase the control and efficiency of the process, and to have a transparent sharing data process between the local government and the public. Besides property registration, the other purpose of this project was to analyze through the system, the problematic issues that relate to the security of property rights in the area. The created system, proved to perform very well in all its functionality (including editing) even in cases where there were big databases with geography and scanned documents in a multiple user environment.

States kartverk (Norwegian Mapping and cadastre Authority) & KCA (Kosovo Cadastral Agency)(2011)

"Software Data Migration to IPRR"
This project was implemented to develop a Software for the automatic importing and exporting of the Cadastre Reconstruction and Building Cadastre Construction textual data into Immovable Property Right Register (IPRR).

States kartverk (Norwegian Mapping and cadastre Authority) & KCA (Kosovo Cadastral Agency)(2011)

"Piloting the establishment and maintenance of the address system in Kosovo."
The overall purpose of the pilot gives valuable information for:

  1. The preparation of new legislation and Administrative Instructions concerning addresses.
  2. The design of an overall address system, especially on how detailed the numbering of addressable objects should be. For example, according to the existing system in Kosovo, address numbers are given to buildings that may or may not have more than one entrance. Yet, in most west-European countries each entrance would have a unique address. If an entrance numbering methodology is applied then a building could have an address for each respective entrance.
  3. The proposals for the design and preparation of the address register.
  4. The proposals for procedures and processes for address system implementation on a municipal level, which can be used for the Kosovo wide address system creation.

Devoll HDP. (Statkraft AS, Norwegian Power Company)(2010 - Present)

The project is about the design and Implementation of a GIS information system that supports the expropriation & compensation process. GC has been processing property information (maps + kartela+ scan documents) in over 40 cadastral zones within all three Hydropower Stations in the DEVOLL watershed.

IPRO – Immovable Property Registration Office (World Bank Land Administration & Management Project)(2011 – 2012)

This project was about the digitalization of property maps for 700 cadastral zones (700 000 properties), quality control & conversion into GIS data base. The purpose of the project was to digitalize the manual maps, link it into a GIS data base and create quality control procedures, statistical quality reports and thematic mapping.

Stucky and Dornier-Schneider consulting.(2009 -2010).

Project: Water supply and environmental protection - Lake Shkoder (Albania). The contract was to develop a Web -GIS system for Shkoder Water Supply and Sewerage Company. The Web Based GIS System was created to support the asset management component, and maintenance process of the water and sewerage network. The system included into the GIS, the data of the billing system, in an effort to analyze and have better control over the billing process. The system produces dynamic and updated data to be used for hydraulic calculations in the network.

GTZ + AKBN (National Agency of Natural Resources )(2010).

The project was to create a Web-GIS system for monitoring the licensing process of hydropower stations all over the territory of Albania. The system supported successfully the process of data population and maintenance. The system also achieved the purpose of monitoring the licensing process online and in real time. The system achieved its goal of transparency of the process

Helicopter Medical Service (Albania)(2009 – Present).

This is a Web–GIS service exercise. GC supports the helicopter medical service with web mapping; coordinate calculations and monitoring of helicopter flights.

IPRO – Immovable Property Registration Office (World Bank Land Administration & Management Project)(2007-2008).

The project was a Pilot Study for the update and improvement of real estate data, as well as the development of working procedures and pilot materialization in two cadastral areas of the Tirana district. The main product of the contract has been a technical report on the methodology and procedures for the 'update & improvement' process, to be undertaken all over the property system in Albania.

IPRO – Immovable Property Registration Office(2007-2008).

The project was to process the data for 1700 cadastral zones of Albania and to convert data from DXF and MDB formats into GIS. The aim of the project was the creation of metadata to be used towards evaluating the quality of property digital archive in support of the continuity of the digital system and the process of updating & improving property information.

C.lotti & associati societa di ingeneria s.p.a (Italy).(2008-2009).

Water demand in South Albanian Territory. GIS data base in the support of the whole study.

JICA (Japan ) World Bank Project(2005 – 2006).

World Bank Project on “Main sewage pipes in the Greater Tirana”.
Geo Consulting responsibilities included organization of data bases on territory, ortho-photo production, and GIS expertise.

EPTISA (Spain) EU Project.

EU Project on “Regional Urban Planning in Region Shkoder – Lezhe”.
Geo Consulting responsibilities included assistance in organizing data bases on said territory, production of thematic maps of regional urban plan, creation of data bases, and generation of statistics on territory and population.

Co-PLAN (Institute for Habitat Development).

Geo Consulting has a long cooperation with Co-PLAN to provide services in the following fields:

  1. (2012-2013) General urban Planning for Vora Municipality.
  2. (2008) Urban regulatory plan for Tirana City. GIS Database, Statistics, thematic mapping.
  3. (2005) Practical implementation of legalization and urbanization of informal settlements. An important part of the contract was data modeling to support urbanization, legalization, and immovable property registration.
  4. (2004 – 2005 -2006) Creation of geographical information systems for the Municipality of Elbasan.
  5. (2004 – 2005 -2006) Creation of Territory Information Systems (TIS), which included solutions towards the registration of population and housing, mailing address systems, and business registration in the City of Elbasan.
  6. (2004 – 2005 -2006) Assisting with GIS expertise and map production to support the design of regulatory urban plans for City of Elbasan.
  7. (2004 – 2005 -2006) Assisting with GIS expertise and map production to support the design of regulatory urban plans for City of Fieri.
  8. (2004 – 2005 -2006) Creation of Territory Information Systems (TIS), which included solutions towards the registration of population and housing, mailing address systems, and business registration in the City of Fieri.
  9. (2003) Assisting in the preparation of urban plans for cities of Shkodra, Lushnja, Peshkopia. Geo Consulting responsibilities included the organization of data base on this territory and production of statistics and thematic maps.
  10. (2001-2002) Assisting in Urban Land Management Project for Municipality of Kamza with expertise in remote sensing, GIS, analysis and statistics.

Commune of Kashar.(2004-2005).

"Creation of Multi-Purpose Model for Territory Information. Different kinds of data were gathered and combined to create layers of: "

  1. Land and property registration (+ servitudes).
  2. Buildings.
  3. Population.
  4. Different types of infrastructure (electric, water supply pipes, and sewage pipes).
  5. Te dhënat mbi përdorimin e tokës.

ARD Inc. (USAID).(2003-2004).

"Immovable Property Registration System Project. Geo Consulting responsibilities included monitoring and supervision of first registration activities for"

  1. Quality control of the field activities on the cadastral mapping
  2. GIS analyses by the purpose of quality control on the respect of technical specification of the deliverables
  3. GIS analysis and queries for the quality control in the respect of property rights

USAID Project.
  1. (2002-2003) “Master Plan for Water Supply of City of Saranda”. GIS design and implementation.
  2. (2003) Development of procedures for the updating of index maps of immovable properties as a result of expropriation in main street axes.
  3. (2002-2003) GIS Project for preparing an inventory of infrastructure in the commune of Maminas. Creation of GIS data bases.
  4. (2002-2003) Strategy for the development of information technologies on land, in the framework of modernization of Local Government.
  5. (2004) Preparation of mapping materials in support of Regulatory Plan for the Center of Tirana.
G.T.Z.(2002-2003)
  1. (2002-2003) GIS Project for preparing an inventory of infrastructure in the commune of Maminas. Creation of GIS data bases.
  2. (2002-2003) Strategy for the development of information technologies on land, in the framework of modernization of Local Government.
  3. (2004) Preparation of mapping materials in support of Regulatory Plan for the Center of Tirana.