What I'd like is to have an individual prove ownership of a parcel of land and then verify this claim digitally.
What is the conventional process of a person proving ownership of their parcel of land?
Can this be done digitally?
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1) For the US, generally speaking, you will need to look at records in the county recorder’s office, and possibly mortgage/bank companies and title companies. If the land ownership is under one of many different flavors of a corporation, you will need access to state/federal corporate records, and sometimes that will not give you individual names.
2) That's pure speculation. Be prepared to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars+ on legal fees alone to negotiate licenses for access to the data, ensure that such a system legally and securely accesses tax records, complies with local, state and federal laws for privacy and security, and also deals with legacy analog systems at the county level.