Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Land Administration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 April 2019
Dr. Mila Koeva
This Special Issue is dedicated to land administration, that is, the systems used to govern the way land tenure, use, and value are organized amongst people within a jurisdiction. Spatial information, embedded in cadastral maps, is fundamental to these systems. Large-scale vector boundary representations are historically generated using ground-based techniques, however, the dual forces of advances in remote sensing and emergent societal challenges are driving new approaches. Issues of poverty reduction, rapid urbanisation, vertical expansion, and complex infrastructure governance require more rapid, cost-effective, and tailored approaches to 2D and 3D land data creation, analysis, and maintenance. Under exploration are applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), laser scanning both airborne and terrestrial (LiDAR), radar interferometry, and automatic feature extraction techniques. Therefore, the specific focus of this Special Issue is the intersection of emergent remote sensing tools and techniques, and the potential contribution to the domain of land administration
Papers are expected to address the following topics:
-Comparisons of alternate remote sensing techniques for 2D and 3D data capture relevant to land administration and cadastres (including UAV imagery, VHRSI, RADAR, LiDAR, and multi-spectral approaches)
-Design and testing of techniques for 2D and 3D cadastral feature extraction from remotely-sensed data sources (including semi-automated methods, algorithm design, and object-based approaches)
-Modelling of data production workflows for scaled 2D and 3D cadastral production (including segmentation techniques, line extraction, contour generation, and pre/post processing requirements)
-Observations from illustrative cases highlighting leading practices in data integration and utilization for 2D and 3D land administration (including both city, provincial, and national level examples)Assoc. Prof. Rohan Bennett
Prof. Peter van Oosterom
Prof. Chrit Lemmen
Dr. Mila Koeva
Manuscript Submission Information
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