FIG Peer Review Journal


An Object Model of a Multipurpose Cadastral Information System with the Object Oriented Approach - A Case Study (3953)

Moha El-ayachi, Elhassan Semlali, Mohamed Ettarid and Driss Tahiri (Morocco)
Dr. Moha El-ayachi
Department of Geodesy and Surveying
School of Geomatic Sciences and Surveying Engineer
Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Science
BP6202, City AL-Irfan
Corresponding author Dr. Moha El-ayachi (email: moha.elayachi[at], tel.: + 212 662 124657)

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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


The GIS technology evolves rapidly to encompass different domains of the real world from the simplest applications to manage a series of data for determining some statistic results, to the huge and complex systems serving to analyze and make decisions. Critical efforts have been made to improve the computer engineering goals and the designing approaches to build GIS applications. To every problem are associated specific GIS solutions such as the multipurpose cadastral information system, which needs reliable management to enhance land management, land ownership administration, land resources assessment, network infrastructure studies, and land valuation. The structure of cadastral information with their large database is not easy to manage using conventional methodologies. The need of introducing the object-oriented approach is very significant, because of their ability to integrate textual and geographical features and to deal with their various aspects in a seamless manner. This paper has the aim to describe a method based object oriented approach to conceive a multipurpose cadastral information system. Two major reasons are considered. Firstly, the GIS technology becomes increasingly sophisticated including new software packages that support the OOA concepts. Secondly, this new approach will be a good beginning to implement an integrated multi-purpose cadastral system based GIS. As a result of this study, one can find that the Object Oriented approach provides powerful tools to express suitable analysis and modeling of the real world. In terms of implementing phases, one can require involving the Unified Modeling Language to provide best solutions for implementation issues.
Keywords: Cadastre; approach; object model; multipurpose; analysis; modeling