Robin McLaren

  • International expert in Land Information Management
  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NDSI) strategy
  • Business change management
  • Land reform policy


Robin has over thirty-five years’ experience in the design, implementation and management of geospatial information systems. Initially, this was with the system providers, but for the last twenty-five years he has been providing independent consulting services internationally to public and private organisations investing in innovative location enabled applications and has also been supporting land policy initiatives in developing countries. He is recognised as a world expert in Land Information Management and has worked extensively with the United Nations, EU and World Bank on land policy / land reform programmes to strengthen security of tenure and support economic reforms in Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, Middle-East and the Far-East.

Over the past 25 years, he has helped to implement over 100 corporate solutions, including National Land Registration and Cadastral Systems, utility asset information management solutions and complex Local Government land & property information management solutions. He excels at turning business requirements into effective information system solutions that deliver significant benefits to the business and citizens. More recently, Robin has supported national governments in formulating National Spatial Data Infrastructure strategies and led the formulation of the UK Location Strategy and supported similar initiatives in Kenya, Hungary, Iraq and Western Australia. He has also supported the implementation of INSPIRE in the UK and was recently a member of the UK Location Council.