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Articles | Volume XL-1/W2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 325–331, 2013
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 325–331, 2013

  16 Aug 2013

16 Aug 2013


M. Rijsdijk1, W. H. M. van Hinsbergh1, W. Witteveen1, G. H. M. ten Buuren2, G. A. Schakelaar2, G. Poppinga3, M. van Persie3, and R. Ladiges3 M. Rijsdijk et al.
  • 1Kadaster, Hofstraat 110, 7311 KZ, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
  • 2National Unit of the Netherlands Police, Hoofdstraat 54, 3972LB Driebergen, the Netherlands
  • 3NLR, A. Fokkerweg 2, 1059CM Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Keywords: UAS, Surveying, High Resolution, SFM, ortho-photo, cadaster, juridical verification of borders

Abstract. Quite often in the verification of cadastral borders, owners of the parcels involved are not able to make their attendance at the appointed moment in time. New appointments have to be made in order to complete the verification process, and as a result often costs and throughput times grow beyond what is considered to be acceptable. To improve the efficiency of the verification process an experiment was set up that refrains from the conventional terrestrial methods for border verification. The central research question was formulated as "How useful are Unmanned Aerial Systems in the juridical verification process of cadastral borders of ownership at het Kadaster in the Netherlands?".

For the experiment, operational evaluations were executed at two different locations. The first operational evaluation took place at the Pyramid of Austerlitz, a flat area with a 30 m high pyramid built by troops of Napoleon, with low civilian attendance. Two subsequent evaluations were situated in a small neighbourhood in the city of Nunspeet, where the cadastral situation recently changed, resulting from twenty new houses that were build. Initially a mini-UAS of the KLPD was used to collect photo datasets with less than 1 cm spatial resolution. In a later stage the commercial service provider Orbit Gis was hired. During the experiment four different software packages were used for processing the photo datasets into accurate geo-referenced ortho-mosaics. In this article more details will be described on the experiments carried out. Attention will be paid to the mini-UAS platforms (AscTec Falcon 8, Microdrone MD-4), the cameras used, the photo collection plan, the usage of ground control markers and the calibration of the camera's. Furthermore the results and experiences of the different used SFM software packages (Visual SFM/Bundler, PhotoScan, PhotoModeler and the Orbit software) will be shared.