While surveying acts as one of fundamentals of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, cadastre is considered as one of entry points for surveyor to contribute on policy making. Having been defined as a parcel-based and up-to-date land information system containing a record of interest in land, cadastre is taken into account as an engine on implementation of land policies and land management strategies in support of sustainable development (Williamson et al., 2010).

In order to provide a fundamental for good land governance in Indonesia and worldwide, researches in Surveying and Cadastre Research Division are divided into two main themes, namely land management and cadastral and engineering surveying. Objectives of researches in land management are to conceptualise, to develop, and to develop methodologies on impelementation of land policies and land management strategies toward achievement of objectives of good land governance for sustainable development. Pursuance of such objectives has been initiated by performing research projects in statutory and customary land politics, land tenure, land economics, and land readjustment and consolidation at various levels.

Moreover, on development of a sound land administration system, Surveying and Cadastre Research Division is committed to develop innovations on cadastral and engineering surveying and land information system as a basis on foundation of multipurpose cadastral system. Researches on geometry and monitoring, 3D mapping, utility, and cadastral survey have been done mainly to develop building and other spatial unit information model.