Rebecca Muhlenkort is a freelance writer with articles published on a variety of technology and geospatial topics. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the SIGTIERRAS initiative, visit www.sigtierras.gob.ec (in Spanish). Additional details about Trimble GNSS equipment can be found at www.trimble.com.
In 2009, the Ecuador Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aqua-culture and Fisheries began a ground-breaking land management initiative called SIGTIERRAS. Also known as the National Information System and Management of Rural Lands, SIGTIERRAS is a land-titling program aimed at mapping land parcels and collecting property ownership information for the entire nation.