Research Program — DSE Progress Seminar 2004

The seminar took place on October 28th at Marland House (Invitation and program available here). Presenatations were delivered by all members of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration. The audience consisted of senior managers from within the Department of Sustainability and Environment. The presentations and posters delivered on the day are available below:

Ian Williamson

Overview of the Research Program

Development of a model LAS for sustainable development and future research plans.


Abbas Rajabifard

Research to support export of Australian expertise in land and marine administration  

Status of the world-wide comparison of cadastral systems (Cadastral Template Project), and report on the Marine SDI component: development of a data infrastructure of rights, restrictions and responsibilities in the marine environment, and to develop a set of guidelines appropriate to the Asia-Pacific region for administrating marine environment-the spatial dimensions.

Andrew Binns

Defining a marine cadastre for Australia — legal and institutional issues

The development of a marine cadastre to manage legal rights, restrictions and responsibilities in the marine environment is examined and defined. This includes the identification and investigation into key terrestrial cadastral principles (focusing on legal and institutional) that may aid in the implementation of a marine cadastre.

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Lisa Strain

Extending the SDI Model to include a marine dimension

SDI is being separately developed and applied to the marine environment. This research tests the appropriateness of each of the components for developing a seamless SDI model capable of including data about land and marine environments.

Presentation | Poster

Mathew Warnest

Modelling national spatial data infrastructure in federated states

A final wrap up report on new federalism.

Presentation | Poster

Daniel Paez

DISCUSS: Decision Information System for Community Understanding of Spatial Scenarios  

Economic analysis, particularly cost benefit analysis, is a popular tool for selecting among alternatives.  The research allows these analyses to be made much more understandable by non-economists, and improves opportunities for public participation in important decisions .


Jude Wallace

Incorporating sustainable development objectives into ICT enabled land administration systems

Preliminary issues in the research include privacy and spatial data, flexible registers, European LAS initiatives in cadastral and transaction modelling, and non-polygon rights and restrictions. The conclusions to date on each of these issues and integration of the conclusion into the working vision of a national Australian LAS will be tested by field work in Victoria , Western Australia and New South Wales .

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Rohan Bennett

Towards sustainable development: incorporating restrictions and responsibilities into Land Administration Systems

Australia 's Land Administration Systems have focused on the management of land rights: administration of restrictions and responsibilities has been comparatively ad-hoc. Sustainable development policy demands that all RRs affecting land are well organised. Proposals about inclusion of RRs are reviewed and a tentative theory about their inclusion is presented .

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Kate Dalrymple

Rural tenures

The issues involved in including less formal and often communal human to land relationships in Land Administration Systems are now the subject of significant international literature. A much wider variety of tools for stabilsing these relationships than simple titling is apparent. These innovations are redefining the way land is administered.

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Kevin McDougal

Understanding Spatial Data Sharing Arrangements Between Local and State Government

The integration and amalgamation of data from both local and state governments is essential if the vision of a state and national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI) is to be achieved. The research investigates the barriers and impediments that limit the potential of integration and sharing of spatial data from the local government perspective.

No formal presentation or poster

Floris de Bree

Convincing the users of the potentials of geo-information

A lot of initiatives have been taken to implement geo-information. The reason to do that was to make sharing and use of information more effective and efficient for the users. Though, after many years of research and investment, how come that users sometimes are not supporting it or even are not aware of the potential of geo-information? This research aims to find the bottlenecks and demonstrate the potentials of geo-information to users, looking from their point of view.

Presentation | Poster