GLTN is pleased to announce the upcoming release of version 1.0 of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) tool, including its source codes. The land tool is a product of several years of conceptualization, design, development, field testing and implementation by various partners of the Network. It is one of the flagship land tools that GLTN is developing to promote the continuum of land rights approach and to offer an alternative and affordable land information tool to strengthen tenure security, improve livelihoods and empower poor communities.

The STDM Identifier

STDM, a specialization of the Land Administration Domain Model (ISO 19152:2012), will highlight new improved features and enhancements in its first release, including the ability by users (not programmers or developers!) to customize the tool for their purpose. It will be officially launched at the 25th Congress of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) on the 20th June 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In preparation for its launch, GLTN, particularly in partnership with the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGEO), has created mailing lists for different target audiences to establish the communication lines to users, developers and the general public. To subscribe to the mailing lists, kindly follow the links below:

  1. STDM-User - This mailing list is for users and for the general public for information and discussions on STDM in general, as well as for specific questions regarding its installation, use and application.
  2. STDM-dev - This mailing list is for developers' community and features the active and current development of STDM as an open source tool.
  3. STDM-announce - This mailing list is intended for announcing important news and updates around STDM in general.

The STDM source codes are now publicly available at GitHub for developers to download, test manually and build new applications on top of it. GLTN would appreciate receiving feedback, comments and suggestions from developers prior to its formal launch during the FIG Congress. In addition, an STDM Advisory Committee composed of renowned experts has been established to support GLTN's work on STDM.

For interested individuals on the STDM launch, kindly send your comments, questions and suggestions directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..