FIG Peer Review Journal


Automatic Validation of the Surveyors' Regulations Criteria – A New Challenge in the Future Legal Digital Cadastre Implementation Task (3038)

Jad Jarroush and Gilad Even-Tzur (Israel)
Mr. Jad Jarroush
PhD Student
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmen
Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering
Haifa - 32000
Civil and Environmental Eng. Faculty
Corresponding author Mr. Jad Jarroush (email: jad[at], tel.: +972-52-2572701)

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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


By the last decade of the last century, the worldwide cadastral community was advocating for a new modern digital method for defining the geodetic dimension of the cadastral basic layer, as an alternative for the existing measurement-based documenting method. The center of this digital concept is the maintenance of digitally acquired, high accuracy coordinates for the boundary points of the cadastral parcel, which are acquired via new surveying equipment that is based on the Active Permanent GNSS Network of the country. This modern concept is the basis for the future digital cadastral system that is the title of the digital cadastre 2014 FIG project. In order to maximize the benefits from the digital cadastre some countries are pursuing its legalization. Implementing such a legal digital cadastre system (LDC) involves several difficulties, especially conceptual ones. This paper attempts to highlight and discuss the need for a web-based, fully automated validation system for the future cadastral project measurements that will match the surveyors' regulations criteria and recommendations, as an essential step towards a legal digital cadastre system. A digital measurements field book (DMFB) structure and an example for a specially designed application are shown as an input for the proposed web-based automated system. This proposed structure could serve as the basis for survey agencies intending to adopt the proposed idea of such an intelligent and beneficial electronic system as a step towards the establishment of the LDC.
Keywords: Standards; e-Governance; GNSS/GPS; Digital cadastre; Cadastre; Automatic Validation, Surveying Regulations, Digital Field Book