Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 19/Mar/2018
 00-21: Disclaimer

Please note that this a draft program. The sessions below are still subject to changes in time and location at the discretion of the conference organizers.

 Posters on display all day
MC Atrium 
9:30am - 10:30am00-01: Improving generation & access to land related data from different sources
Session Chair: Tim Fella, ESRI, United States of America
Preston Auditorium 

Using high resolution imagery to reliably generate building footprints at scale: Current technology and potential applications

Jeremy Hale

DigitalGlobe, United States of America

Linking building footprints with cadastral and tax data in Lusaka: Implications for Zambia and beyond

Kelvin Chibangula2, Daniel Ayalew Ali1, Trevor Kaunda2, Klaus Deininger1

1World Bank, United States of America; 2Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, Zambia


Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform - Supporting Sustainable Urban Development with Big Data from Space

Christoph Aubrecht

European Space Agency (ESA) & The World Bank, United States of America


New Opportunities for Using the Cloud to Improve Data Access and Analysis

Michael Lokshin

World Bank, United States of America

10:30am - 11:00amCoffee Break: Coffee Break
Front Lobby and Preston Lounge 
11:00am - 12:30pm00-02: Combining data from different sources to quantify benefits from land interventions
Session Chair: Innocent Matshe, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya
Preston Auditorium 

Integrating Mapping into Household Surveys

Michael Lokshin

World Bank, United States of America


Fiscal and Productivity Losses from Inaccurate Land Rights in Malawi

Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia, Daniel Ali

World Bank, United States of America


Monitoring Performance and Impact of Sustainable Land Management projects in Ethiopia

Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, Daniel Monchuk

World Bank, United States of America


Assessing the size of informal land cultivation and shadow market for agricultural commodities in Ukraine

Denys Nizalov1, Denis Bashlyk2

1University of Kent/ KEI at KSE, United Kingdom; 2Stategeocadastre, Ukraine

12:30pm - 2:00pmLunch: Lunch
Front Lobby and Preston Lounge 
2:00pm - 3:30pm00-03: Using land use data to predict differences in poverty: New evidence and implications for policy
Session Chair: Roy Van der Weide, The World Bank, United States of America
Preston Auditorium 

Using spatial data to generate small area estimates of poverty and population: Initial lessons

David Locke Newhouse

The World Bank, United States of America

00-03-Locke Newhouse-1203_paper.pdf
00-03-Locke Newhouse-1203_ppt.ppt

Generating a Global Map of Sub-national Poverty Estimates

Joao Pedro Wagner De Azevedo

The World Bank, United States of America

00-03-Wagner De Azevedo-1204_ppt.pptx
2:00pm - 3:30pm00-04: Can block chains strengthen tenure security and facilitate service delivery?
Session Chair: Sigrid Johannisse, Embassy of the Netherlands, United States of America


MC 2-800 

Block Chains and Smart Contracts

Josephus van Erp

Maastricht University, Netherlands, The

Block chains in the Netherlands

Jacob Vos

Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The

Development of cadastral system in Ukraine: blockchain initiatives

Denis Bashlyk, Oleksandr Kolotilin

Stategeocadastre, Ukraine

2:00pm - 3:30pm00-05: Review white paper land administration data standardization
Session Chair: Cornelis de Zeeuw, Kadaster, Netherlands, The
MC 13-121 

Opening remarks

Trevor Taylor

OGC, United States of America

Open Geospatial Consortium Draft White Paper on Land Administration

Christiaan Lemmen1, Peter Van Oosterom2, Mohsen Kalantari3, Eva-Maria Unger4, Cornelis De Zeeuw4

1Kadaster and University of Twente, The Netherlands; 2Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; 3University of Melbourne, Australia; 4Kadaster, The Netherlands

3:30pm - 4:15pmCoffee Break
Front Lobby and Preston Lounge 
4:30pm - 6:00pm00-11: Conference Opening: Cities, Land Use and Property Rights
Session Chair: Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, The World Bank, United States of America
Preston Auditorium 

Cities, Land Use and Property Rights

Edward Glaeser

Harvard University, United States of America



Anacláudia Rossbach

Cities Alliance, Brazil



Robert Lewis-Lettington


4:35pm - 6:00pmOverflow Room
Overflow rooms: Preston Lounge; MC13-121