In response, the Department
has developed computerized systems. Among other things, our
interactive systems enable to manage land rights and to plan
the use and development of public lands much more rapidly and effectively
than before. The following provides a glimpse of the systems for
public-land management that have made the Department
a leader in informatics and geomatics.
Areas of Application
Knowledge of the Territory
The Public Land Information and Management System is a
highly user-friendly geomatics tool that primarily allows the Department
and its partners to have a shared view of the territory.
The system, available through an extranet site, offers users a significant
amount of very valuable information for land-use planning. To illustrate,
it contains thematic information about resorts, recreational trails,
controlled harvesting zones, outfitters, ecological reserves, and
archeological sites. The system makes it possible to define the
features of each region; reveal the social, economic, and environmental
issues; integrate information from different sources; and send,
as attachments, annotated thematic maps for discussion.
Management of Land Rights
Land rights are rights granted by the government
to use public land for a variety of purposes. In the case of an
individual or organization, this means leasing a lot or obtaining
specific permission or land right. Nearly 45,000 residents
and organizations from Québec’s private and public
sectors have rights to use public land. The Management of Land
Rights System allows the Department to
effectively manage these rights (land leases and description,
customer data, invoicing, etc.), whereas the "Loyer d´un
terrain public" system offers the lessee the possibility of
paying his lease by credit card via a fully secure Internet site.
The expertise acquired by the Department in developing
and operating computerized systems for managing public lands can
be shared with any government interested in managing land and resources.
of land rights