From the Revolution to the Napoleonic Period to MAJIC; the modern computerization of the French Cadastral System.

From kings to vassals to the disparity of the provinces;  here is the accurate, historical perspective of France’s journey to an entirely computerized system allowing for an easy handling of an important volume of data: 35 million owners, 100 million plots, 35.5 million buildings and 600,000 street names.

A shout out of merci to Mademoiselle Leïla Nassiri-Jamet, President of the Paris Chapter of the Government Blockchain Association for sending me this research paper.

Here is the Part I link to the historical account of France’s cadastral journey:  Link

Stayed tuned for Part II where I will take you from the current French MAJIC land registry system –  to the possible adoption of blockchain technology.

John Dean Markunas is a real estate industry Blockchain Adviser and Front-End Business Development Consultant with a global outlook. He is the Principal Consultant with Power of Chain Consultancy.

John is an active member of the International Real Estate Blockchain Association (IBREA) with both the New York City and São Paulo, Brazil IBREA Chapters. He is also a member of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) and the Leader of GBA’s Land Titling Working Group, which is dedicated to developing best practices and communication tools for educational outreach to land registry offices on a global basis.

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