Cadastral futures: building a new vision for the nature and role of cadastres + powerpoint

Rohan Bennett, Abbas Rajabifard, Mohsen Kalantari, Jude Wallace, Ian Williamson

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Over the last thirty years spatial information technologies and sustainability theory drove the creation of new visions, models and roles for the cadastre. Concepts including multipurpose cadastres, Cadastre 2014, and sustainable development radically altered understandings of the cadastre and its potential. Many of these concepts continue to be relevant in the contemporary context; however, cadastral science must continue to look to the future. This paper begins this process and provides preliminary insights into the characteristics and potential role of future cadastres. Factors including globalisation, population urbanization, good governance, climate-change response, environmental management, 3D visualization/analysis technologies, WSNs, standardization, and interoperability are found to be driving developments in the cadastral domain. Consequently, six design elements of future cadastre emerge: Survey-Accurate Cadastres, Object-Oriented Cadastres, 3D/4D Cadastres, Real-Time Cadastres, Global Cadastres, and Organic Cadastres. Together, these elements provide a potential vision for the role and nature of future cadastres. Collaborative research, potentially through the FIG framework, would enable further development of these design concepts and assist in defining the nature and role of future cadastral systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalFIG Peer Review Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventXXIV FIG International Congress 2010: Facing the Challenges – Building the Capacity - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 Apr 201016 Apr 2010
Conference number: 24


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