Special Issue "Applications of GIScience for Land Administration"

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Gerhard Navratil

Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, Gusshausstr. 27-29/E120.2, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: land administration; cadastre; navigation; data quality; communication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The science behind geographic information (GIScience) has evolved in the last 50 years since the first attempts to solve geographical questions with computers. Conference series like GIScience (www.giscience.org) focus purely on the further development of knowledge and technology in the context of geographic information. However, the topic is also addressed at numerous other conferences for communities from spatial planning, geodesy, and photogrammetry to computer science or geography.

Land administration is one of the domains continuously applying new technologies when they become reliable. The period during and after the Napoleonic wars, when different countries in Europe had to replace their outdated systems to collect land tax, marks the beginning of modern land administration. Since then, procedures, equipment, and concepts have been adapted to match the technological status. This is only possible if land administration problems (e.g., in modeling, data collection, or updates) are analyzed and matched with emerging technological innovations. Since land administration is purely focused on geographic information, the developments in GIScience will eventually be applicable to land administration systems.

Aim of the special issue

This Special Issue aims to present the application of innovative concepts from GIScience to land administration. It will bridge the gap between universities and land administration authorities, developed and developing countries, land administration domain experts and GI specialists.

The Special Issue brings together experts from various domains to enhance our mutual understanding and foster interdisciplinary cooperation and discussion.

Topics

In line with the context and aims outlined above, we invite original research contributions on (but not restricted to) the following topics:

  • Developments in 3D modeling and visualization for land administration to meet the demands of smart cities
  • Innovative use of and experiences with volunteered geographic information and crowd sourcing in land administration
  • Application of GNSS and remote sensing in land administration
  • Enhancements of land administration models and automation of land administration processes by applying GIScience concepts
  • Application of developing technologies like linked data, NoSQL databases or blockchain technology for land administration
  • Mass appraisal of land value using GIS tools

Dr. Gerhard Navratil
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • land administration
  • land rights
  • land value
  • land use
  • 3D
  • maps
  • data collection
  • technology
  • GNSS
  • remote sensing
  • computer science
  • VGI

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Prototype of the 3D Cadastral System Based on a NoSQL Database and a JavaScript Visualization Application
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(5), 227; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8050227
Received: 3 April 2019 / Revised: 4 May 2019 / Accepted: 8 May 2019 / Published: 10 May 2019
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3D cadastral systems are more complex than traditional cadastral systems and they require more complex technical solutions and innovative use of developing technologies. Regarding data integrity and data consistency, 3D cadastral data should be maintained by a Database Management System (DBMS). Furthermore, there [...] Read more.
3D cadastral systems are more complex than traditional cadastral systems and they require more complex technical solutions and innovative use of developing technologies. Regarding data integrity and data consistency, 3D cadastral data should be maintained by a Database Management System (DBMS). Furthermore, there are still challenges regarding visualization of 3D cadastral data. A prototype of the 3D cadastral system based on a NoSQL database and a JavaScript application for 3D visualization is designed and tested in order to investigate the possibilities of using new technical solutions. It is assumed that this approach, with further development, could be a good basis for the development of a modern 3D cadastral system. MongoDB database is used for storing data and Cesium JavaScript library is used for 3D visualization. The system uses an LADM (Land Administration Domain Model) based data model. Additionally, script languages, libraries, application programming interfaces (APIs), software and data formats are used for the system development. The case study is based on the real cadastral data. The underground object and building units located below and above the ground level are used to test the proposed data model and the system’s functionality. The proposed system needs further development in order to provide full support to a modern 3D cadastral system. However, it allows maintenance of 3D cadastral data and basic 3D visualization with the interactive approach. Full article
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LADM Based Utility Network Cadastre in Serbia
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(5), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8050206
Received: 8 March 2019 / Revised: 15 April 2019 / Accepted: 3 May 2019 / Published: 6 May 2019
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The utility network cadastre in Serbia is the main register of utility lines and the rights to them. The Law on State Survey and Cadastre states the necessity for implementing a unified information system of both a real estate and utility network cadastre, [...] Read more.
The utility network cadastre in Serbia is the main register of utility lines and the rights to them. The Law on State Survey and Cadastre states the necessity for implementing a unified information system of both a real estate and utility network cadastre, but this has not been achieved in practice. The reasons for such a unified information system are to ensure easier maintenance of the rights of both the utilities and properties located above or below them, to ensure more efficient procedures for obtaining the consent for placement, repair, or removal of the utility line, to prevent procedures being executed based on outdated data, to build an information system as the law prescribes, and to facilitate the business processes in the Serbian geodetic authority, since it is responsible for both registers. Therefore, an already-developed LADM (Land Administration Domain Model)-based country profile for Serbia should be extended to include information from the utility network cadastre. An analysis of Serbian legislation showed the necessity of extending the class set of the utility network cadastre by further specialization of the LADM LA_LegalSpaceUtilityNetwork class. Furthermore, such a system will support the maintenance of utility network data. In practice, when there is a change made on utility lines by the right holders, it is necessary to implement the change in the register. In many situations, this is not done, and the actual state does not correspond to the one in the register. Usually, modern technologies, such as ground penetrating radar (GPR) and LIDAR, are used for data acquisition in order to provide an update of the utility network data. Since these technologies produce 3D data, we analyzed how to link that data to the traditional 2D spatial paradigm. Full article
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Application of Hierarchical Spatial Autoregressive Models to Develop Land Value Maps in Urbanized Areas
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(4), 195; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8040195
Received: 26 February 2019 / Revised: 28 March 2019 / Accepted: 19 April 2019 / Published: 23 April 2019
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This article aims at testing the possibilities of applying hierarchical spatial autoregressive models to create land value maps in urbanized areas. The use of HSAR (Hierarchical Spatial Autoregressive) models for spatial differentiation of prices in the property market supports the multilevel diagnosis of [...] Read more.
This article aims at testing the possibilities of applying hierarchical spatial autoregressive models to create land value maps in urbanized areas. The use of HSAR (Hierarchical Spatial Autoregressive) models for spatial differentiation of prices in the property market supports the multilevel diagnosis of the structure of this phenomenon, taking into account the effect of spatial interactions. The article applies a two-level hierarchical spatial autoregressive model, which will permit the evaluation of interactions and control spatial heterogeneity at two levels of spatial aggregation (general and detailed). The results of the research include both the evaluation of the impact of location on prices (taking into account non-spatial factors) and the creation of the average land price map, taking into consideration the spatial structure of the city. In empirical studies, the HSAR model was compared with classic LM (Linear Model), HLM (Hierarchical Linear Model), and SAR (Spatial Autoregressive) models to perform comparative analyses of the results. Full article
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