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Addressing Public Law Restrictions within a 3D Cadastral Context

School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens 15780, Greece
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Academic Editors: Peter van Oosterom and Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(7), 182;
Received: 5 April 2017 / Revised: 29 May 2017 / Accepted: 18 June 2017 / Published: 22 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research and Development Progress in 3D Cadastral Systems)
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Public law affects contemporary life by imposing various regulations that apply in 3D space. However, such restrictions are either literally described in legal documents or presented on a horizontal plane, resulting in ambiguities, especially in the case of vertically overlapping restrictions with a significant impact on land management. This paper investigates public law restrictions (PLR) applying to 3D space and their management within a 3D cadastral context. Within this framework, a case study is examined in Greece concerning the establishment of a subway station, focusing on public utilities, archaeological legislation, and building regulations. Relative legal documentation is compiled and mapped in a 3D PLR model, presenting inefficiencies and malfunctions that can be resolved if PLRs are addressed within a 3D cadastral context. Stipulations implying restrictions in 3D space within current legislation are presented, along with the restrictions deriving from the absolute character of ownership right, thus highlighting the significance of 3D definition, modeling and recording of PLRs. View Full-Text
Keywords: PLR; RRR; 3D Cadastre; legal framework PLR; RRR; 3D Cadastre; legal framework

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Kitsakis, D.; Dimopoulou, E. Addressing Public Law Restrictions within a 3D Cadastral Context. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 182.

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