The 2004 Czech At Prize
The 2004 prize was awarded to the Looking into the land register project of the Czech Geodesy and Land-Register Office.
“This year, the association Sdruzeni Cesky zavinac decided to award the prize to this project mainly because it concerns a continuous and free service accessible to all internet users,” Dr. Tomas Rencin, the ISSS Conference Director and member of the jury of the association Sdruzeni Cesky zavinac, said. “Looking into the land register is exactly the type of service that significantly facilitates contacts of citizens with a state authority and shows in which direction the endeavour for public administration informisation should head.”
The application of the Czech Geodesy and Land-Register Office Looking into the land register allows for free procurement of some selected data concerning allotments and buildings registered in the land register, as well as information about the status of individual procedures filed at the respective land-register workplaces, both for the purposes of registration of proprietary and other rights and for the purposes of confirming geometric plans. Publication of information about the status and course of procedure makes it possible to compare the status of the given procedure with other procedures and provides users with an overview of how their registrations are being attended to.
“The new service has immediately attracted attention among both the professional and non-professional public. Over the three months of its operation (January–March 2004) approximately 9 million reports were made, i. e. about 100,000 reports a day,” Vit Suchanek, head of the Informatics Department of the Czech Geodesy and Land-Register Office, pointed out.