About the Centre
About the Centre
The Centre undertakes research in a variety of areas relating to spatial data infrastructures, spatial enablement and land administration in order to support the sustainable development goals.
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A visual platform designed to assist emergency services agencies to improve the management of disaster events.
Improving Resilience and Resilience Impact of National Land and Geospatial Systems
While we cannot prevent natural disasters, we can limit their impacts. This project aims to improve our understanding of land administration in the context of disaster risk management and disaster resilience.
ARC 3D Property Ownership Map Base for Smart Urban Land Administration
Fundamental and applied research to integrate 3D spatial information about vertically located ownership properties into the current 2D property maps.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDI and integrated analytical platform to support implementation, benchmarking, measuring and monitoring the SDG indicators.
Contributing to a smarter Victorian cadastral system.
A visualisation and analytics platform designed to support various use cases such as urban planning, disaster management, 3D cadastres and land administration, urban simulation, and digital twin.
Malaysian 3D Cadastre
A 3D cadastral database system based on land administration domain model for Malaysia.
Spatially Enabled Platform to Support Liveability Planning for a Smart Nation
Developing tools to support urban planning in Singapore.
Professor Abbas Rajabifard
PhD (Melb), MSc (ITC), Postgrad-Dipl (ITC), BSurv (Tehran), MISAust, MSSIAust, FIEAust, Hon FSSSI
- Jemma Brewster
- Professor Abbas Rajabifard invited to speak at the SSSI NSW & WA Online Conference
The SSSI NSW & WA Online Conference will be held on Monday 30 November as part of the Climate Change and Disaster Management (CCDM2020) Week Event and will focus on case studies, technologies, and interactive engagement.
SSSI NSW & WA's online conference will feature keynote speakers who are leaders in the industry and set the scene for current climate change science. Presenters will give a geospatial perspective on monitoring and analysis of climate change and disaster related events.News
- Our new collaboration with the University’s Campus Planning and Design Team
We are delighted to announce our partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Campus Planning and Design team. The collaboration will leverage our Digital Twin for the design and development of an intelligent tool for generating an optimised building envelop based on planning controls. This tool will assist urban planners and designers to achieve good design outcomes that respond to character, microclimate, and heritage.News
Digital Twin Campus to support 2020 Virtual Open Day
We are proud to extend our Melbourne University Digital Twin Campus by scanning and generating 3D models of a selected buildings and laboratories for the 2020 Virtual Open Day.News
- Professor Rajabifard appointed as Director of Smart and Sustainable Development
We are delighted to announce that Professor Abbas Rajabifard will take on leadership of a new portfolio, Smart and Sustainable Development, for Melbourne School of Engineering. In this role, Abbas will lead research into technological advances to drive economic productivity and enhance a sustainable, secure, and healthy way of life – for our precincts, our state, our country and globally.News
- Latest Research on Sustainability and UN-SDGs
CSDILA and the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety conducted an online open seminar to share the latest research on Sustainability and UN-SDGs at the University of Melbourne. Both centres shared their research work on place-making to build healthy and resilient communities.
Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victoria, delivered a keynote speech and highlighted about the recently released framework for the Victorian State of the Environment (SoE) 2023 report.News
2020 Asia-Pacific Spatial Awards
Abbas Rajabifard recognised by SSSI during the 2020 Asia-Pacific Spatial Awards.News
- CSDILA team edit special issue of Remote Sensing
Members of CSDILA, in collaboration with colleagues at LEISMARS, Wuhan University, and Beihang University, will be acting as Special Issue guest editors in the journal Remote Sensing belonging to the Urban Remote Sensing section. The issue is entitled “Geospatial Understanding of Sustainable Urban Analytics Using Remote Sensing”. The deadline for manuscripts submission is 30 June 2021, and the issue will be released after the deadline. Papers may be submitted until 30 June 2021 and will be published on an ongoing basis. We invite you to submit your paper. We also encourage you to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Special Issue editors in advance.Call for papers
BIM and Urban Land Administration book launch
This book explains the theoretical basis and practicality of connecting urban land administration practices with the 3D digital data environment of Building Information Modelling (BIM).News
- ePlan and Smart Cadastre Initiatives in Victoria: seminar
CSDILA and Land Use Victoria jointly conducted a successful and well-attended open seminar with a series of presentations on the advancements in ePlan services (new ePlan Data Viewer and Visualisation Enhancement Tool), digital representation of abstract of field records, update on CAD Co-Design initiative, a proof of concept (PoC) developed for the CAD to ePlan conversion service, and latest research and development update in 3D digital cadastre, 3D data models and connections with the Digital Twin platform. The seminar attracted over 200 industry participants from a wide range of firms.News
Presenting at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum
Dr Soheil Sabri presented our research and development on Sustainable Development Goals, on the topic Spatial Enablement for City Performance Comparison and Measuring SDGs and New Urban Agenda.News
Launch of Fishermans Bend Digital Twin
We are delighted to be part of the Fishermans Bend Digital Twin Project, working closely with Victorian Government, to lead the design and development of an advanced geo-analytics and visualisation platform.News
Channel 7 News covers launch of Fishermans Bend Digital Twin
View a Channel 7 News clip of the launch of the projectNews
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