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.

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Overview

Overview

Photo credit: CENESTA/Iran

Photo credit: CENESTA/Iran

LandMark: The Global Platform of Indigenous and Community Lands displays georeferenced information on collectively-held and used lands worldwide. It consolidates the numerous ongoing local, national, and regional efforts to map and document indigenous and community lands within a single global platform. The platform distinguishes indigenous lands from other community lands in part because various international human rights instruments specifically grant Indigenous Peoples a range of rights, including rights to their land and natural resource (see Definitions).

LandMark aims to display the best-quality data available from reputable organizations and recognized experts, but does not endorse or verify the accuracy of any dataset (see Data Quality). The platform includes maps and data on indigenous and community lands that are publicly available as well as information directly from individuals and organizations with their permission as detailed in a data-sharing agreement. The contributing individuals and organizations, which are documented in the Data Providers tab, are fully responsible for the accuracy of the data. Users are encouraged to report any errors, omissions, or inconsistencies to the LandMark Operational Team (info@landmarkmap.org) and the appropriate data provider. Amendments will be made on a periodic basis.

The data on LandMark is offered at multiple scales: National level and Community level. The National level data is comprised of two datasets that are based on research (e.g., legal reviews, literature reviews, interviews). For each country, the National level data layers show: 1) the percent of land in that country held or used by Indigenous Peoples and communities; and 2) the tenure security of indigenous and community land based on the evaluation of ten indicators. At the Community level, LandMark provides a common platform for hosting data on the locations of indigenous and community lands as provided by individuals and organizations around the world with expertise in land rights, including often in mapping and documenting rights.

Definitions
Data Quality
Data Completeness
National Level Data and Methods
Community Level Data and Methods
Data Providers
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