Shima Rahmatizadeh

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How VGI Intersects with Land Administration

Shima Rahmatizadeh, PhD student at The University of Melbourne


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5 Things You Will Learn

  1. This study introduces new insights for advancing the use of VGI in contemporary land administration practices, particularly in RRRs data collection
  2. This submission makes an argument for the Delphi research method as a valuable approach in land administration research particularly in investigating new approaches and practices
  3. This research demonstrates the multidimensional nature of VGI in land administration by identifying a range of factors related to RRRs characteristics and requirements in specific jurisdiction; crowd characteristics in particular region; technical issues, and organizational aspect
  4. This research presents that VGI could have different functionalities in land administration and the existence of drivers and enablers for these functionalities need to be assessed
  5. This research shows although legal implications of VGI might limit its use, there is still room for the collection of RRRs with less legal consequences

Target Audience

This research is beneficial for those researchers that are working in VGI and/or land administration as well as those future researchers who want to conduct research in this field. This research is also beneficial for authoritative bodies and industrial practitioners who are involved in the process of management and collection of RRRs as this research introduces new insights for advancing the use of VGI in contemporary land administration practices.

Presentation Overview

There is an increasing trend in creating Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities (RRRs) related to land and property through the different legislative systems responding to the human-land relationship. However, current land administration systems tend to accommodate those RRRs in direct relation to ownership rights with a high level of accuracy, assurance and authority. Information about other RRRs (e.g. noise level, native vegetation) is neither collected nor spatially represented because of insufficient financial resources and professionals. VGI could be a complementary approach to facilitate the data collection process of other RRRs. However, many different factors affect the possibility of using VGI. Due to the immature role of VGI in land administration, this paper sets out to identify the factors that could impact the use of VGI in land administration using a Delphi study. This paper reports the results of the first round of the Delphi study. These results suggest eight important categories of factors that could impact on the applicability of VGI in land administration and provide new insights into the role of VGI in land administration more broadly.

Shima is a research member of the Centre for SDIs and Land Administration (CSDILA). Her background is in surveying and geomatics and she got her master degree in GIS in 2004. She has worked as GIS specialist and GIS project manager in different industrial sections including environmental and petroleum industry for more than 10 years. She published and presented 15 research articles and technical reports during this time. Currently, she is a PhD student in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne and her research explores the role of VGI in land administration.