Articles in the Applications Category

Apr 2015 | No Comment

Urbanisation is one of our most significant challenges (Suzuki et al, 2010). Rightly or wrongly, achieving sustainable urbanisation has been increasing reliant on high-rise, high-density buildings as the dominant urban form, and the stratified use of space to provide infrastructure, utilities and services both above and underground.

Mar 2015 | No Comment

In the mid 1980s, cities around the world had experienced unparalleled changes in their economy, society and environment due to globlization, modernization and urbanization…

Mar 2015 | No Comment

A protected area network like Kanha Tiger Reserve, in general, protects and manages a vast spectrum of wildlife. However, the conservation of charismatic large mammals and wildlife of high conservation value tends to overshadow all other wild animals and birds…

Mar 2015 | No Comment

GNSS is a key technology of the communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) infrastructure, essential for the introduction of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)…

Feb 2015 | No Comment

The Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) is derived using similar principles to the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to enhance the spectral reflectance of surface water bodies…

Dec 2014 | No Comment

Valuation of real estate/ properties is in many countries/ cities the basis for fair taxation. The property value depends on many aspects, including the physical real world aspects (geometries, material of object as build) and legal/ virtual aspects (rights, restrictions, responsibilities, zoning/development plans applicable to the objects spaces). The aim of this study is to investigate the opportunities provided by the semantically rich 3D building and cadastral models for valuation and taxation. In this paper we investigate the following related aspects…

Dec 2014 | No Comment

The most basic operation of a vessel monitoring system is to determine the location of the vessel at a given time, and periodically send this information, usually by satellite, to a monitoring station ashore. Most of vessels are tracked using the purple finder. This finder uses various satellites like Inmarsat, Globalstar and Thuraya for tracking the vessel. INMARSAT-C has been the most considered choice, since INMARSAT transceiver is already fitted onboard many ocean-going vessels as required by GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and safety System).

Oct 2014 | No Comment

This paper introduces a new framework to utilise Volunteered Geographic Service (VGS) for identifying and distributing potential help requests as volunteered services in an automatic and proactive way among potential volunteers in situ right after a disaster

Arash Kaviani

Research Associate, Centre for SDIs and Land, Administration (CSDILA), Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor …

Oct 2014 | One Comment

I have read the paper by Hannah (this volume), and I arrive at a totally the opposite conclusions, viz. that there is no indication what so ever of a recent sea level acceleration, and that it is the high rates around 3 mm/yr that should be “safely disregarded”.

Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Sea level change – An inconvenient fact or an irritating fiction?

In 2012, the United Nations Environment Programme issued its report on the most important emerging issues related to the global environment (UNEP, 2012). The top ranked issue in that report related to the alignment of land governance to the challenges of global sustainability.