Oct 2009 | No Comment

E-Government (or Electronic Government) is described in Wiki as the use of information and communication technology to provide and improve government services, transactions and interactions with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government…

Aug 2009 | Comments Off on NLRMP: Mission Possible

Indian Institute of Surveying and Mapping (IISM) is the country’s premier institution for human resources development in the realm of surveying and mapping in its modern incarnation. IISM recognizes that the cutting edge in the process of development is information dissemination. Hence, its efforts of generating awareness among various organization and training its manpower in modern trends in Surveying & Mapping like GPS, Total Station,…

Jul 2009 | Comments Off on SPATIAL needs political champions

Almost 20 years ago, as a Surveyor in private practice, and as someone who had a passing interest in politics, I presented a paper at a surveying conference, titled “Surveying the Political Landscape. At the time I had no ambition to stand for political office as I was more than fully occupied with my Surveying and Mapping business which was busy adopting new technologies such as Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems…

Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Re-Engineering the cadastre to support e-Government

Report on 3rd Land Administration Forum 24-26 May 2009-Tehran, Iran


The UN sponsored Permanent …

May 2009 | Comments Off on Our Advisors
Dr Naser El-Sheimy

Dr Naser El-Sheimy is Professor at Department of Geomatics Engineering, at the University of Calgary. He holds a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mobile Multi-sensor Systems and the scientific director of Tecterra Research Centre. His research expertise includes GPS/INS integration, multi-sensor systems, and mobile mapping systems. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Dr. El-Sheimy …

Feb 2009 | No Comment

Geomatics is the art and science of measurements on the surface of earth including what is below the earth and in the oceans. This is the simplest form of definition; more exact and elaborate definition has been produced by FIG¹. In other simple words Geomatics is the new terminology for the centuries old profession of Surveying and Mapping…

Feb 2008 | Comments Off on Book Review

Edited by Abbas Rajabifard
ISBN 978-0-7325-1620-8
Published by Centre for SDIs and Land Administration,
Department of Geomatics,
The University of Melbourne


Towards a Spatially Enabled Society

‘Spatially enabled government’, ‘spatially enabled society’, ‘spatially enabled’…… These are terms which we are …

May 2006 | Comments Off on Bridging SDI design gaps

With applying modern technologies to generating spatial data, the amount of spatial data is increasing dramatically and huge amounts of data sets are being created and stored by different agencies.
Despite the growth of spatial datasets and the expansion of their use in different applications and new emerging services, they are being acquired and maintained by different organizations under different policies and even by organizations from different political and administrative levels. In such organizational arrangement, the spatial data providers produce and manage their own datasets without considering the reuse and integration of the datasets by other users, so most of the datasets have been produced and managed for a single purpose…

Mar 2006 | Comments Off on Developing national SDI platform for Greece

Spatial information plays important role in the development of the social, economic and environmental sectors. Some of the most remarkable applications for geographic information include: crime management, terrorism prevention, land and business development, flood mitigation, and disaster recovery (SDI Cookbook, 2004)…

Mar 2006 | Comments Off on Indian prelude to British cadastral and revenue maps

Raja Todarmal was the minister for revenue in the court of Akbar. Building upon the foundations laid by Sher Shah, Todarmal introduced a system of land reforms, the essence of which was an assessment of the land revenue according to the extent of cultivation, the nature of the soil and the quality of the crops. He set up a scheme of laborious measurement, analysis of possibilities and calculation of prospects…