9 – 10 Dezemeber 2004, Bamberg
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One of the big problems in the cadastral domain is the lack of a shared set of concepts and terminology. International standardization of these concepts (that is, the development of an ontology) could possibly resolve many of these communication problems. There are several motivations behind these standardization efforts, such as meaningful exchange of information between organizations, or efficient component-based system development through applying standardized models.

It should be emphasised that a cadastral system entails land registration, the administrative/legal component”, and (geo referenced) cadastral mapping, the spatial component”. Together, these components facilitate land administration and a land registry/cadastral system provides the environment in which this process takes place.

Data are initially collected, maintained and, probably the most relevant issue in standardization disseminated in a distributed environment, which in principle means that data could be maintained by different organizations, such as municipalities or other planning authorities, private surveyors, conveyancers and land registrars depending on the local traditions. Standardization of the cadastral domain is in the initial phase and many non-co-ordinated initiatives can be identified.

The workshop will try to bring together representatives from different communities and disciplines involved in the cadastral domain: legal specialists, surveyors, ICT-specialists, etc. from different organizations (land registry and cadastral organizations, standardization institutes, industry and academia).

The workshop will be organized at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (Germany) in the university&apo;s Auditorium Maximum. The Auditorium is a medieval church located in the historical center of town and is used as a multi-purpose hall for conferences.

The program can be found here.