Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: MC C1-100
Date: Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018
01-11: Blockchain Technology in Land Administration: Use Cases
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Fredrik Zetterquist, Swedesurvey, Sweden

The Swedish Land Registry Blockchain Project: Update and Implications for Modernizing Land Registration Systems

Henrik Hjelte, Todd Miller

ChromaWay, United States of America

Dubai Real Estate Block Chain

Khalifa Alsuwaidi

Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates- Emirates Real Estate Solutions

Blockchain and Land: Proof of Concept

Aanchal Anand1, Stela Mocan1, Yasemin Palta1, Peter Zhou1, Mahesh Karajgi1, Rumyana Tonchovska2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Food and Agriculture Organization

Blockchain - Georgian Experience Phase II

Papuna Ugrekhelidze, Elene Grigolia

National Agency of Public Registry Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Georgia

02-11: Can Blockchain Technology support Land Administration?
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Marcela Villarreal, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

Blockchain, Real Estate, and Land Governance

Michael Graglia, Christopher Mellon

New America, United States of America

Blockchain Technology: The Safest Way For Better Land Governance?

Juan Pablo Soliz Molina

Thomson Reuters Bolivia s.r.l.

Evaluating the Use of Blockchain in Land Transactions: An Archival Science Perspective

Victoria Lemieux

The University of British Columbia, Canada

What Should We (Not) Do With Land Administration Data? The Risk Of Privatization And Blockchain`s Code As Law

Jacob Vos

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

03-11: Framing Standards to Anticipate Tomorrow's Technologies
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Trevor Taylor, OGC, United States of America

The Need For Technology And Approaches Of Tomorrow

Cornelis de Zeeuw, Christiaan Lemmen

Kadaster, Netherlands, The

Megatrends Shaping the Future Cadastral Systems

Kirsikka Riekkinen1,2, Pauliina Krigsholm2,1

1: Aalto University, Finland; 2: National Land Survey of Finland

Innovations in Land Data Governance: Unstructured Data, NoSQL, Blockchain, and Big Data Analytics Unpacked

Rohan Bennett, Mark Pickering, Jason Sargent

Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Future National Geospatial Agencies: Shaping Their Contribution To Society And The Sustainable Development Goals

John David Kedar, Kimberley Worthy, James Darvill, Victoria Giddings

Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom

04-11: Measuring Tenure Security Perceptions
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Alexandra Hartman, UCL, United Kingdom

Measuring Citizen Perceptions of Tenure Security: Test Surveys of the Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex) in Tanzania, Colombia and India

Malcolm Childress1, David Spievack1, David Varela1, David Ameyaw2

1: Land Alliance, United States of America; 2: ICED, United States of America

Scrutinizing the Status Quo: Gender-disaggregated Implications of Social and Economic Transformations on Perceived Tenure Security in Mozambique

Hosaena Ghebru1, Fikirte Girmachew2

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: Ethiopian Development Research Institute

Measuring Community Perceptions of Tenure Security: Evidence from Four African Countries

M. Mercedes Stickler1, Heather Huntington2, Ben Ewing2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: The Cloudburst Group, United States of America

Date: Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018
06-11: Fit-For-Purpose Approaches: Land Professionals' Role
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Christophe Dekeyne, IGN FI, France

The Geodetic Surveyor in the Heart of the Land Management: towards the Concept of « Sustainable Fit for Purpose »

Maurice Barbieri, Vladimir Krupa, Nicolas Smith, Jean-Yves Pirlot

CLGE (Comité de Liaison des Géomètres Européens), Belgium, Europe

The Role of the Private Land-Related Sector in Supporting the 2030 Global Agenda

Cecilie Ravn-Christensen, Kenneth Norre, Gert M. Henningsen

LE34, Denmark

Tackling Corruption in Urban Land Governance – The Under-Explored Route of Professional Integrity: Learnings from a Pilot and Promising Ways Forward

Dieter Zinnbauer

Transparency International - Secretariat, Germany

Trust on Land

Stefan Svensson1, Esther Obaikol2

1: Lantmateriet, the Swedish mapping, cadastre and land registration authority, Sweden; 2: LANDnet Uganda

07-11: Harnessing the Benefits from Interoperability
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Kalum Udagepola, Scientific Research Development Institute of Technology Australia, Australia

The Notarial Role In Interconnected Land Governance

Pauline Malaplate, Frédéric Varin

High Council of Notary (CSN), France

Online portals support European Interconnection of Land Registers

Hendrikus Johannes {Rik} Wouters

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

Lessons from Information Technology-based Land Governance Reforms in India

Narayana Aithappa Gatty

Azim Premji University, India

New Trends in Development of Land Tenure in Russia

Alexander Sagaydak, Anna Sagaydak

State University of Land Use Planning, Russian Federation

08-11: Strengthening Spatial Aspects of Land Administration
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Roland Klaus, GIS/transport, Nigeria

UNECE/FIG Guidelines for Formalization of Informal Real Estate within Europe

Chrysi Potsiou

FIG, Greece

Real Estate Registration Project

Tamara Travar, Darko Miskovic

Republic Geodetic Authority Republic Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

IMPROVEMENT of cadastral maps in CROATIA

Jeronim Moharić1, Jozo Katić2, Damir Šantek2

1: GEO-GAUSS d.o.o., Croatia; 2: State geodetic administration, Croatia

Date: Thursday, 22/Mar/2018
09-11: Lightning talks: Machine Learning and Platforms
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Thomas Esch, DLR, Germany

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Provide Solutions to Land Governance and Poverty?

Roger C. Child1, C. Mark Cressler2, Brian R.. Carrington3, Isaac Blackhurst3

1: The University of Utah School of City and Metropolitan Planning; 2: Geomancer, Inc.; 3: The Corporation of the Presiding Bishop

Unsupervised Extraction Of Features And High Resolution Data Using AIMEE

Alexis Smith, Marcus Bellett-Travers

IMGeospatial, United Kingdom

Digital Twin as City Management Tool

Anssi Savisalo1, Juha Salmelin2, Jukka Hemilä3, Kari Tuukkanen1, Mika-Petteri Törhönen4

1: Sitowise Ltd, Finland; 2: Nokia Bell Labs, Finland; 3: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd; 4: World Bank

Using Scalable Technology Platforms to Deliver Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration

Tim Fella

ESRI, United States of America

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

John Clutterbuck, David Stow, Peter Hedlund, John Kedar, Neil Dewfield, Andy Wilson, Dan Schirren

Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom

10-11: Lightning talks: geospartial
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Barbara Ryan, GEO Secretariat, Switzerland

Satellites for Syria: New methods for assessing agricultural production in conflict areas to support productivity assessments, rehabilitation efforts, and (post conflict) assistance

Annemarie Klaasse1, Eva Haas2, Remco Dost1, Michael Riffler2, Bekzod Shamsiev3, Keith Garrett3

1: eLEAF, The Netherlands; 2: GeoVille, Austria; 3: World Bank, USA

Assessment of Land Use and Land Cover Change Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques: A Case Study of Abobo District, Gambella Region, Ethiopia

Azeb Degife

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Monitoring Agricultural Investments In Ethiopia: A Remote Sensing Based Approach

Matthias Hack1, Fabian Loew2, Guido Lemoine3, Oliver Schoenweger1, Mulugeta Tadesse1, Felix Rembold3, Dimo Dimov2

1: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany; 2: MapTailor Geospatial Consulting GbR; 3: Joint Research Center (JRC) European Commission

The Role of Geospatial Water Resource Management for Sustainable Land Use in Africa

Christian Tottrup1, Norman Kiesslich2, Niels Wielaard3, Remco Dost4, Peter Bauer-Gottwein5, Suhyb Salama6, Benjamin Koetz7

1: DHI GRAS, Denmark; 2: GeoVille, Austria; 3: Satelligence, Netherlands; 4: eLEAF, Netherlands; 5: DTU Environment, Denmark; 6: ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands; 7: European Space Agency, Italy

The Data is Not Enough: Some Hurdles We Must Overcome in the Democratization of Remote Sensing and GIS Technology

Dean McCormick

Hexagon Geospatial, United States of America

11-11: Lightning talks: Mapping and connectivity
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Nicola Heathcote, HM Land Registry, England and Wales, United Kingdom

LandPKS: A New Mobile Tool for Sustainable Land-Use Planning and Management

Amy Quandt1, Jeffrey Herrick2, Ioana Bouvier3

1: New Mexico State University, United States of America (NMSU); 2: United States Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Research Station (USDA-ARS); 3: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

OpenStreetMap - The Free, Open, and Collaborative Global Basemap

Marena Brinkhurst

Mapbox, United States of America

How Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry organizations in developing countries can cost-effectively assure the quality and reliability of their Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

Fabio Bittencourt, Jaana Makela

Spatineo Inc., Finland

All-in-One Mobile Survey Form on OSM for field/land survey

Kuo-Yu Chuang, Meng-Min Chen

GeoThings Inc., Taiwan

The Benefits and Challenges of implementing a Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) GNSS Network in Emerging Countries

Nicolas De Moegen, Craig Hill, Steven Cairns

Leica Geosystems, France

Date: Friday, 23/Mar/2018
12-01: Google Earth Engine - Introduction
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Ran Goldblatt, New Light Technologies, United States of America

Please bring your laptop.


Google Earth Engine - Introduction

Ran Goldblatt

New Light Technologies, United States of America

13-01: Google Earth Engine - Applications
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Ran Goldblatt, New Light Technologies, United States of America

Please bring your laptop.


Google Earth Engine - Applications

Ran Goldblatt

New Light Technologies, United States of America

14-01: How to Discover Quick, Easy to use Remote Sensing Data that Makes a Difference for Land Rights
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Anthony Burn, Radiant.Earth, United States of America

How To Discover Quick, Easy To Use Remote Sensing Data That Makes A Difference For Land Rights

Hamed Alemohammad1, Christoph Aubrecht2, Frank Pichel3

1: Radiant.Earth, United States of America; 2: European Space Agency; 3: Cadasta