FIG Peer Review Journal


Application of Fuzzy Logic in Land Consolidation Activities (4351)

Tayfun Cay and Fatih Iscan (Turkey)
Dr. Tayfun Cay
University of Selcuk
Geomatic Engineering
University of Selcuk
Geomatic Engineering
Corresponding author Dr. Tayfun Cay (email: tcay[at], tel.: + 90 3322231944)

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Published on the web 2010-01-14
Received 2009-11-19 / Accepted 2010-01-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Congress 2010
ISBN 978-87-90907-87-7 ISSN 2308-3441


One of the most important steps of land consolidation projects is land reallocation studies. In Turkey, the reallocation studies of land consolidation projects are made according to farmer preferences (interviews). In addition to an interview-based land reallocation model, previous optimization studies have also used mathematical models for the reallocation procedure. Recently, the fuzzy logic method, which can model the human mindset and be used where it is impossible to create other forms of mathematical models, has also been applied to the field of geomatics engineering, as well as in other branches of engineering. This study examined the applicability of a fuzzy logic method at the reallocation stage of land consolidation study where development of an accurate mathematical model was not possible. The results obtained from the fuzzy logic-based land reallocation model were compared with those obtained from the interview-based land reallocation model.
Keywords: Land management; Land readjustment; Land distribution; land consolidation; land reallocation; landholding; interview; fuzzy logic