How tackling a nation-wide challenge was made possible through deep immersion, machine intelligence and designing with people.

A century-old challenge.

There have been some attempts — with the first national initiative dating back to 1926 — to stimulate land registry across the country. Big plans of action, large investments. Some advancements below Tejo river, but little results on the north of the country, precisely where the biggest risk of fires exists.

So, when we were invited by the State Secretary of Justice to join a project team that would tackle the century-old challenge of nation-wide rural land registryan issue that gained priority on the governmental agenda following the aftermath of the biggest and deadliest fire to ever occur on national territory and something that has eluded governments and private enterprises for ages, we kept our cool, professional poses (this is the government, after all) and quickly accepted the challenge.

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