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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 31–40, 2011
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 31–40, 2011

  31 Aug 2011

31 Aug 2011


C. H. J. Lemmen1, P. J. M. van Oosterom2, H. T. Uitermark3, J. A. Zevenbergen1, and A. K. Cooper4 C. H. J. Lemmen et al.
  • 1Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Hengelosestraat 99, 7514 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 2Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Jaffalaan 9, 2628BX Delft, The Netherlands
  • 3Deventer, The Netherlands
  • 4Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Meiring Naudé Road; Brummeria; Pretoria; South Africa

Keywords: LADM, SDI, Domain Models, Interoperability, Land Administration

Abstract. This paper provides a brief overview of one of the first spatial domain standards: a standard for the domain of Land Administration (LA). This standard is in the draft stage of development now (May 2011). The development of domain standards is a logical follow up after domain-independent standards, which are available now in the area of geo-information processing. The Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) provides a conceptual schema with three basic packages with a limited scope: parties, rights (and restrictions/responsibilities) and spatial units. Certain classes are outside the scope but can be referred to. An important aspect in the development of a coherent (Spatial) Information Infrastructures – (S)II is that the various standardized domain models are reusing the same model patterns as solutions for the same situations. In this paper the LADM and its external classes are briefly presented. It outlines the advantages of standardized domain models in the development of (S)II and the importance of LA as an authentic register, in relation to other authentic registers, such as for addresses, population, companies, topography, or buildings. This will be illustrated with the Dutch case of authentic registers.