A partnership convened by the Instituto del Bien Común, the World Atlas of Indigenous Peoples' Territories, Liz Alden Wily, and the World Resources Institute in collaboration with numerous other organizations.

About LandMark

What is LandMark?

What is LandMark?

Photo credit: Thomas Muller/SPDA Peru

Photo credit: Thomas Muller/SPDA Peru

LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The global platform is designed to help Indigenous Peoples and communities protect their land rights and secure tenure over their lands. LandMark currently provides information at two scales–community level and national level—allowing users to compare the land tenure situation across countries and within countries.

Community level data include the boundaries of lands held or used by Indigenous Peoples and communities, including lands that are formally recognized by government and those that are held under customary tenure arrangements. Clicking on the boundaries in the interactive map provides additional information about the lands.

National level data provide two categories of information for a country: 1) the amount of land held or used by Indigenous Peoples and communities as a percentage of the country’s total land area, and 2) a snapshot of the legal security of indigenous and community lands based on a review of national land and resource rights laws for each country.

See the Data page for more information about each of these data layers.

Who could use LandMark?
How do I use LandMark?
Why was LandMark developed?
Who is involved in LandMark?
- Steering Group
- Operations team
- Supporters
What does it mean to have a map?