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The cadastral geodatabase modelling in Poland, applying Computer Aided Software Engineering tools (2819)

Jarosław Bydłosz and Piotr Parzych (Poland)
Dr. Jarosław Bydłosz
AGH University of Science and Technology
Al. Mickiewicza 30
Corresponding author Dr. Jarosław Bydłosz (email: bydlosz[at], tel.: +48 12 617 22 67)

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Published on the web 2008-03-21
Received 2008-01-31 / Accepted 2008-03-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2008
ISBN 978-87-90907-67-9 ISSN 2307-4086


This paper concerns cadastral geodatabases modelling, applying CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tools, in Poland. The systems managing land information in Poland are outlined in the beginning of this paper. There are two of them, the Ground and Building Cadastre and the Land Register. Authors’ chief attention went towards the prices’ and values’ register for real estates that is the important part of ground and building cadastre. Scientific researches described in this article concern the prices’ and values’ register for real estates geodatabase modelling using CASE tools. This works have been performed as follows. The prices’ and values’ register for real estates schema (including all objects’ attributes) given in technical instruction G-5, was created with UML (Unified Modelling Language), using Microsoft Visio. Then the tools destined for geodatabase building accordingly to ArcInfo UML model were applied. The resulting model includes objects having spatial reference (feature class), objects not having it (object class) and relationships among them. The semantics of this model was checked then. The prices’ and values’ register model that is semantically correct and corresponding to ArcInfo UML model was exported to XMI (XML) format. Then XMI file was imported into ArcCatalog, which is part of ArcGIS system. During XMI file import into ArcCatalog, the geometry type (polygon) was set for feature class objects. Such a resulting geodatabase representing the prices’ and values’ register for real estates is ready for filling with data and possible for further processing with other computer programs managing databases.
Keywords: Geoinformation/GI; Digital cadastre; Cadastre; ArcGIS; ArcCatalog; prices’ and values’ register for real estates; XMI; XML; UML