Course code JurZ2038

Credit points 2

Land Management II

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation23.03.2020

Responsible UnitDepartment of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer

author prof.

Vivita Puķīte

Dr. oec.

Prior knowledge

JurZ2037, Land Management I

Course abstract

Students learn the concept of land management and land use. The course provides insight and knowledge on land use and protection conditions in municipal territory, municipal land management, municipal owned and legally owned land management, as well as brownfield management and anti-degradation measures in municipal territory.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

1. Is able to critically understand the theory and practice of land management and land use, its nature and content, rational and effective land management, use and protection - 1, 2. and 3. Laboratory work
2. Ability to perform land management activities independently at the state and local government level - Laboratory 4 and 5
3. Managing the assessment and elimination of land management and land use problems - 6, 7. and 8. Laboratory work

Course Content(Calendar)

Full-time studies:
1. Content of the study course “Land Management II”. Study process and requirements. Literature (1h)
2. Concept, objectives, tasks of land management and land use (1h)
3. Principles and conditions of land use and protection (1h)
Laboratory work 1 - Land use indicators, their analysis (2h)
4. Obligations of land users (1h)
5. Land use categories. Land Use Category Change Requirements (1h)
Laboratory work 2 - Selection of land use data in selected municipality (2h)
6. Land use conditions (1h)
Laboratory work 3 - Analysis of Land Use Data (2h)
7. Land for provision of public infrastructure and access in the territory of the municipality (1h)
Laboratory work 4 - Accessibility solutions in the parish (2h)
8. Land use for road maintenance (1h)
9. Competence of Municipality in Land Management (1h)
10. Land monitoring in municipal territory (1h)
11. Municipal Reserve Land Fund (1h)
12. Spatial Development and Land Use Planning (1h)
Laboratory work 5 - Preparation of territory survey (2h)
13. Use of vacant land in municipal territory (1h)
14. Assessment and further use of vacant land (1h)
Laboratory work 6 - Unbuilt land, possibilities for further use (2h)
15. Identification and use of brownfields in municipal territory (1h)
Laboratory work 7 - Identification of brownfields
16. Assessment and further use of brownfields (1h)
Laboratory work 8 - Degradation solutions (2h)
Test work - Land Management II

Part-time studies:

All topics specified for full-time studies are implemented, but the number of contact hours is 1/2 of the specified number of hours

Requirements for awarding credit points

Mark od test work consists of:
• written test work on the theoretical subject acquired during the course;

• received evaluation of completed laboratory work

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

1. Preparation of descriptions of the progress of laboratory works.
2. Study course for acquisition of professional competences. studies of the necessary scientific and study literature (monographs, scientific articles and their collections, materials of conferences and seminars, specialized scientific periodicals) indicated by the lecturer.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

1. Mark of test work is obtained after a written test at the end of the course and summarizing the results of the laboratory work during the course.
2. After developing and describing the laboratory work, it is assessed whether students demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of rational and efficient land management, use and protection, or have acquired the skills to perform land management activities independently at national and local government level, and assessing and remedying land management and land use problems

Compulsory reading

1. Zemes izmantošana un kadastrs Latvijā. A.Boruka red. Rīga, 2001. 408 lpp
2. Zemes reforma – atslēga uz īpašumu. Rīga: Valsts zemes dienests, 2013. 335 lpp. Pieejams:
3. Larsson G. Land Management, Public Policy, Control and Participation. Stockholm, 1997. direct=true&db=e000xww&AN=342059&site=ehost-live
1. Williamson I., Enemark S., Wallace J., Rajabifard A. Land administration for sustainable development. California: ESRI Press, Redlands, 2010. 487 p.

Further reading

1. Korna K. Zeme ir vērtīgākais valsts resurss. Diena, 12.oktobris, 2006.
2. Zeme, mana, tava, mūsu. J.Stradiņš u.c. Rīga: LR VZD, 2002. 324 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Mērnieks: problēmas, risinājumi, tehnoloģijas. Latvijas Mērnieku biedrība. Rīga: Trinets. ISSN 1407-7124.


In professional higher education bachelor study program “Land Management and Surveying” full-time studies and part-time studies