ILMS is an international principle-based standard for land and property information. Its adoption will reduce risk in land and real property surveying and promote better land governance, robust conveyancing, secure lending and land registration.
ILMS provides global consistency by setting a standard for assembling land information that can be applied at a project, local, regional, state, national or international level. ILMS is therefore both a standard and a due diligence framework to enable evidence based assessment of land and property.
ILMS is divided into five parts. The introduction details the standard’s development and the drive behind it. Part 2 provides additional context around land information systems, the application of the standard and links with other international standards. Parts 3 and 4 cover the components that make up the due diligence framework and give examples of how this may be completed in both data rich and data poor environments. Key terms are then defined in part 5.
ILMS is flexible and can be adopted incrementally and/or partially in line with the sustainable fit-for purpose principles such as those being globally adopted in land administration. It will also advance best practice. Beyond due diligence, ILMS takes account of existing rights such as communal rights, tribal rights and gender rights, and considers the hierarchy of land rights within any land parcel.
ILMS may prompt market demand for publicly accessible and transparent registers of land information.
In practice, ILMS can be adopted systematically and is capable of being used in all markets whether a functioning Land Information Systems (LIS) exists or not. ILMS provides a due diligence structure for the collection and collation of land and real property surveying information.
This is the April 2021 release, version 3.2.1, of the RICS Data Standard (RDS). An updated version reflecting ICMS 3 will be available in early 2022. The schema and example data files are available in both XML and JSON formats with html documentation in separate JSON and XML directories. This version replaces all previous RICS Data Standards for IPMS and ICMS which have both been incorporated into this single schema which allows users to capture, share and exchange data on land, property, real estate, and infrastructure assets. Where appropriate, the RDS references and supports a range of RICS and international standards covering property measurement, valuation, due diligence, life-cycle costing, brokerage, leasing, and building surveying.
The RDS is available under the MIT License and RICS can provide technical support on the implementation of the RDS, for further information and support please contact email@example.com