Cadastral surveys document the boundaries of land ownership, by the production of documents, diagrams, sketches, plans, charts, and maps. They were originally used to ensure reliable facts for land valuation and taxation. An example from early England is the Domesday Book. Napoleon established a comprehensive cadastral system for France that is regarded as the forerunner of most modern versions.
Cadastral survey information is often a base element in Geographic/Land Information systems used to assess and manage land and built infrastructure. Such systems are also employed on a variety of other tasks, for example, to track long-term changes over time for geological or ecological studies, where land tenure is a significant part of the scenario.
In February 2013 five lots (localities) of cadastral services were won by Land Support Systems at tender organized by State Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre of R. Moldova.