Conference Agenda

Session Overview
Location: MC C1-200
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
01-07: Mobile Technologies for Collecting Land Data
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Michael Barry, University of Calgary, Canada

Crowd-sourcing For A Sustainable Land Cadaster – Can SiGIT Be A Lever ?

José Murta1, Pedro Ivo1, Jose Almeirim2, Marisa Balas1, Rossana Carimo1, João Carrilho3

1: EXI Lda, Mozambique; 2: DINAT - National Land Directorate of Mozambique; 3: MB Consulting

Combining Administrative and Open Source Data for Monitoring Land Governance : Mapping Women Land Rights in the Context of UN’s SDG in India

Pranab Ranjan Choudhury1, Manoj Kumar Manoj Kumar Behera1, Saumya Sharma2, Tajamul Haque3

1: Center for Land Governance, NRMC, India; 2: Delhi University, India; 3: Council for Social Development, India

Using Mobile Phones, GPS, and the Cloud to Deliver Faster, Cheaper, and More Transparent Land Titles: the Case of Burkina Faso

Medard Some1, Issifou Ganou1, Anne Girardin2, Leonard Rolfes3

1: National Land Observatory of Burkina Faso; 2: Independent Consultant; 3: The Cloudburst Group

Need For Uniform Technological Approaches For Implementation of Operations Secure Land in Rural West Africa: Comparative Study Case of Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

David Daniel Koffi Tossou

Bureau Etudes ATLAS GIS, Benin

02-07: Round Table: Colombia Opportunities for Land Governance
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: David F. Varela, McGill University & Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, United States of America

Follow up on the Colombian Peace Agreements and Land Tenure Issues: transitions, property rights and tenure security

Margarita María Varón Perea, Tatiana Alfonso, Natalí Buitrago, Javier Caropresse

Colombia Rural S.A.S.

Land Restitution in Colombia: proceeding to a regional sustainable peace

Guillermo Arturo Medina1,2,3

1: Universidad EAFIT; 2: Escuela Superior de Administración Pública -ESAP-; 3: Asociación Colombiana de Investigadores Urbano Regionales -ACIUR-

Bread or Justice? Land Restitution and Investments in Colombian Agriculture

Henrik Wiig1, Paola Garcia Reyes2

1: Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, Norway; 2: Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Analysis of the Implementation of Multipurpose Cadastre in Colombia from an International Perspective

Sandra Esperanza Rodriguez Castañeda1, Daniel Páez1, Abbas Rajabifard2

1: University of the Andes, Colombia; 2: University of Melbourne, Australia

Ungendered policies. Gender and land restitution process in Colombia

Paola Garcia Reyes1, Henrik Wiig2

1: Universidad del Norte, Colombia; 2: Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science

Access to Land as of Comprehensive Compensation for Indigenous Populations in Colombia

Edwin Novoa

USAIDs Land and Rural Development, Colombia

03-07: Land Use Planning for Disaster Preparedness
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Conor Sheehan, Enterprise Ireland, Ireland

International Standards- a critical contribution to disaster recovery

Benjamin Lee Elder


Urban Disaster Resilience through Risk Assessment and Sustainable Planning

Rainer Malmberg, Krätzschmar Elke

IABG mbH, Germany

Searching Position in Non-residential Areas in Emergency and Disaster Situations by using the National Point Number

Yongjong Lee

LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Harnessing Land Information Through Cloud-Based Platforms For A Resilient Society

Julia Painter, Carsten Roensdorf, Ben Rodgers, John Kedar

Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom

04-07: Vision for Achieving Global Land Tenure Security
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Jorge Munoz, World Bank, United States of America

Global Campaign to Eradicate Insecurity of Tenure by 2030

Robin McLaren1, Stig Enemark2

1: Know Edge Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: Aalborg University, Denmark

Opportunities And Constraints For Building A Global Movement For Secure Land Tenure And Property Rights

Malcolm Childress

Land Alliance, United States of America

Land in the New Urban Agenda: Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward

Danilo Antonio1, Oumar Sylla1, Bahram Ghazi2, Katia Araujo3, Rebecca Ochong1, Susana Rojas-Williams4

1: UN-Habitat; 2: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); 3: Huairou Commission; 4: Habitat for Humanity International

Evidence Based Land Governance to Achieve Agenda 2030; Experiences from Global Land Indicator Initiative

Everlyne Nairesiae Lingoine1, Marc Wegerif2, Diana Fletschner3, Robert Ndungwa4, Ward Anseeuw5

1: GLII/GLTN - UN Habitat; 2: Oxfam International; 3: Landesa; 4: UN Habitat; 5: International Land Coalition

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-07: Putting Fit for Purpose Land Administration in Practice
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Cornelis de Zeeuw, Kadaster, Netherlands, The

Establishing a Legal Cadastre for Good Governance in Ethiopia: Identifying Bottlenecks and Steps Toward Scale-Up

Tony Burns1, Kate Fairlie1, Yan Zhang2, Gavin Adlington3, Imeru Tamrat3, Gebeyehu Belay Shibeshi3, Andrew McDowell3, Solomon Kebede4, Abebe Zelul4

1: Land Equity International, Australia; 2: World Bank; 3: Consultant; 4: Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, Ethiopia

A Fit For Purpose Land Cadaster in Mozambique

Marisa Balas1, Joao Carrilho2, Simão Joaquim2, Christiaan Lemmen3, Jose Murta1, Lazaro Matlava2, Marques Mario Ruy4

1: EXI LDA, Mozambique; 2: DINAT - National Directorate of Lands; 3: Dutch Kadaster; 4: Verde Azul/ DINAT

Fit-For-Purpose land Administration - Developing Country Specific Strategies for Implementation

Stig Enemark1, Robin McLaren2

1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Know Edge Ltd, United Kingdom

Implementation Of National Land Administration System - Fit-For-Purpose IT-Leap Approach

Igor Popiv, Carol Roffer, Sergiy Lizenko, Maksym Kalyta

Innola Solutions, Inc., US

Fit-for-Purpose and Fit-for-Future Technology for Cadastral Systems

Brent Jones1, Christiaan Lemmen2, Mathilde Molendijk2, Ken Gorton1

1: Esri, United States of America; 2: Kadaster International, Netherlands

06-07: Methodologies to Evaluate Land Program Impact
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Heath Cosgrove, USAID, United States of America

A Land Evidence Framework

Jennifer Lisher, Derick Bowen, Joshua Alfonso

Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America

Investigating the Causal Channels for Increasing Land Tenure Security: An Organisation-Specific Systematic Review

Daniel Higgins

IFAD, Italy

Contextual Factors, Property Regimes, and Environmental Outcomes: Applying a Realist Synthesis Approach to a Systematic Review of Marine Protected Areas

Rebecca McLain1, Steven Lawry2, Maria Ojanen3

1: Portland State University, United States of America; 2: CIFOR, Indonesia; 3: CIFOR, Finland

Using innovative research methodologies to uncover nuance and diversity: The results of household diaries in Odisha, India

Elizabeth Louis, Niketa Kulkarni, Diana Fletschner

Landesa, United States of America

07-07: Planning Urban Development Using Satellite Imagery
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Shlomo Angel, New York University, United States of America

From Megacities to Historic Towns: Leveraging Satellite Imagery and Spatial Analysis to Inform Urban Planning

Jon Kher Kaw, Peter Ellis, Mark Roberts

The World Bank Group

A New Plan for African Cities: The Ethiopia Urban Expansion Initiative

Patrick Lamson-Hall, David DeGroot, Richard Martin, Shlomo Angel

New York University Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York, USA

Calibrating Housing Programs with Geo-Spatial Census Data

Luis Triveno1, Emilio Matuk2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Peru

Spatio-Temporal Analysis Of Quezon City Informal Settlements:Towards An Informal Settlements Growth Model

Wilmina R. Lara1,2, Jun T. Castro2, David Leonides T Yap2

1: Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc., Philippines; 2: School of Urban and Regional Planning, Philippines

08-07: Towards Integrated Land Use Planning
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Steven Lawry, Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Mapping gendered landscapes in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT): Environmental histories, livelihood narratives, and story mapping

Emily Gallagher

Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya

Ethiopia’s Move to a National Integrated Land Use Policy and Land Use Plan

Zemen Haddis Gebeyehu1, Solomon Bekure Woldegiorigis2, Alehegn Dagnew Belete3, Tigistu Gebremeskel Abza4, Belete Tafere Desta5

1: USAID, Ethiopia; 2: Tetra Tech Inc.; 3: Tetra Tech Inc.; 4: Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia; 5: Prime Minster Office, Ethiopia

Developing the National Land Use Policy in Myanmar: The Importance of Inclusive Public Consultations and Close Donor Coordination

Robert Oberndorf1, U Shwe Thein2, Thyn Zar Oo3

1: Tetra Tech, Myanmar; 2: Land Core Group, Myanmar; 3: Public Legal Aid Network (The PLAN), Myanmar

Evidence-based Land Use Planning Process: Piloting In Bago Region, Myanmar

Myat Su Mon

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar

Allocative Efficiency or Agglomeration? Devolution of Household Forestland Management and Rental Markets in China

Yuanyuan Yi

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
09-07: Evolution of Land Policy in Asia
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Willi Ernst Zimmermann, Consultant, Germany

Finding Evidence For Land Policymaking In Timor-Leste – Successes And Limitations

Bernardo Almeida

Van Volenhoven Institute - Leiden University, Netherlands, The

Experiences Implementing Land Reform in Vanuatu

John Meadows

Land Equity International, Australia

Implications of the Vestiges of Crown Land for Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka

N. Selvakkumaran2, Tiernan Mennen1

1: Abt Associates; 2: University of Colombo

Land Titling in the Philippines:: Addressing Challenges Through Reform-Oriented Framework

Emelyne Talabis

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

10-07: Challenges of Decentralized Land Service Provision
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Camille Bourguignon, The World Bank, United States of America

Local Government Fragmentation in Peru – The Challenges for Land Governance and Territorial Planning

Martha Ferreyros1, Enrique Pantoja2

1: Consultant Perú; 2: World Bank

Brazilian Rural Property Taxation and its recent Structural Change

Bastiaan Philip Reydon1, Thiago Ademir Oliveira2, Gabriel Pensani Siqueira3

1: UNICAMP, Brazil; 2: UNICAMP, Brazil; 3: UNICAMP, Brazil

Large-Scale Rural Land Certification And Administration In Ethiopia - The Challenges Of A Decentralised Approach

John Leckie1, Menberu Allebachew Fantaye2, Andrew Smith2

1: DAI, United Kingdom; 2: LIFT Programme

Public Policy and Land Records: A “Big Data” Perspective

Sachin Garg, Philip Auerswald

George Mason University, United States of America

11-07: Harnessing the Opportunities of Big Data in Land Records
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Maurice Barbieri, CLGE (Council of European Geodetic Surveyors), Switzerland

Spatio-Temporal Datacubes - an Enabling Paradigm for Flexible, Standards-Based Infrastructures

Peter Baumann

Jacobs University, Germany

The Way of Sharing Open Geospatial Data to Support the Planet’s Biggest Challenges

Luis Bermudez

OGC, United States of America

Building Third Generation Land Tools: Its4land, Smart Sketchmaps, UAVs, Automatic Feature Extraction, and the GeoCloud

Rohan Bennett1, Markus Gerke9, Joep Crompvoets2, Serene Ho2, Angela Schwering3, Malumbo Chipofya3, Carl Schultz3, Tarek Zein4, Mireille Biraro5, Berhanu Alemie6, Robert Wayumba7, Kaspar Kundert8, Sophie Crommelinck1, Claudia Stöcker1

1: University of Twente, Netherlands, The; 2: KU Leuven, Belgium; 3: WWU University of Muenster, Germany; 4: Hansa Luftbild, Germany; 5: INES Ruhengeri, Rwanda; 6: Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia; 7: Technical University of Kenya, Kenya; 8: ESRI Rwanda, Rwanda; 9: Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany

Enabling Ecosystem of Opportunity Around Digital Land Records

Philip Auerswald

Zilla LLC

12-07: New Technology, Opportunities, Regulations, and Costs
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Fredrik Zetterquist, Swedesurvey, Sweden

Identifying Geospatial Data Requirements for the Goals, Targets and Indicators of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Timothy Trainor

UN-GGIM, United States of America

Mega tech trends on the near horizon for the land sector: Where innovation in the land profession innovation converges with technology disruption?

Christopher Barlow1, James Kavanagh2

1: Thomson Reuters; 2: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Legal and Policy Frameworks Governing Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Diana Cooper

Precision Hawk USA Inc., United States of America

Open Source Tools for Geospatial

Arnulf Christl1, Markus Neteler2,3

1: Metaspatial, Germany; 2: OSGeo; 3: mundialis GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Date: Friday, 24/Mar/2017
13-03: MasterClass: Mapathon!
Location: MC C1-200

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Mapathon for land! A masterclass in Open Mapping

Mikel Maron

Mapbox, United States of America

14-03: Economic Appraisal of Land and Geospatial Projects
Location: MC C1-200

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Economic Appraisal for Land and Geospatial Projects

Andrew Coote1, Aanchal Anand2, Alan Smart3

1: Consultingwhere Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: World Bank; 3: ACIL Allen

15-03: Land Management Ecosystems
Location: MC C1-200

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Land Management Ecosystems — Challenges, Enablers and the Future

Diego Molano3, Philip Auerswald1, Pranab Choudhury2, Camilo Pardo1, Sachin Garg1

1: George Mason University, United States of America; 2: Center for Land Governance, NR Management Consultants India Pvt. Ltd.; 3: Formerly ICT Minister, Government of Colombia