Conference Agenda

11-11: Lightning talks: Mapping and connectivity
Thursday, 22/Mar/2018:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Nicola Heathcote, HM Land Registry, England and Wales, United Kingdom
Location: MC C1-100


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

Amy Quandt1, Jeffrey Herrick2, Ioana Bouvier3

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

One of the major causes of poverty is poor land use planning and management. To address this issue, new technologies are needed that inform more sustainable land use planning and management. The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS; provides a new approach to collecting spatial data with mobile phones in order to strengthen and enhance sustainable land use planning, and support sustainable land management. In Tanzania, the LandPKS team has been working with the National Land Use Planning Commission and USAID's Land Tenure Assistance (LTA) Project. On the biophysical side of land use planning process, Tanzania uses the Land Capability Classification system, which includes 8 classes. Categorizing the land into these classes helps planners to determine which livelihood activities are sustainable in which areas. LandPKS could play a key role in helping land use planners classify land into these eight classes; thus contributing to effective and sustainable land use planning and management.


OpenStreetMap - The Free, Open, and Collaborative Global Basemap

Marena Brinkhurst

Mapbox, United States of America

Many working on land issues and global development face a major barrier to using geospatial technologies: the lack of basic data like roads, village names, and local landmarks. Some of us have begun creating our own maps, a daunting endeavor that is then often repeated by other organizations who also need access to similar maps. A potential solution is OpenStreetMap - a free, accessible, collaborative, and open mapping platform to create, share, and access basemap data. This presentation will introduce OpenStreetMap - the map, the data, and the tools for working with it - and showcase examples of how OpenStreetMap is being used by organizations, governments, researchers, and local communities to aid decision-making, program design, program implementation, and service delivery.

External reference resource is the guide 'Open Mapping for the SDGs: A practical guide to launching and growing open mapping initiatives at the national and local levels'


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

National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Agencies and their SDIs are good examples of technical environments, where up-to-date spatial data need to be reliably available all the time. High quality spatial information such as topographic maps, satellite images and road information, is crucial for an effective and precise land registration.

To establish a reliable SDI, measuring, improving and communicating about Quality of Service criteria is a key success factor. Criteria include availability, performance and capacity of the individual SDI components.

By adopting a comprehensive monitoring and analytical solution, specific designed for spatial web services, new information can be shown regarding the users and level of usage of services, which reveal challenges and issues faced by the users of those spatial services.

This presentation will show a real case study about the impact, and benefits of analyzing the quality and usage of spatial web services in a cost-effective way.


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

Kuo-Yu Chuang, Meng-Min Chen

GeoThings Inc., Taiwan

Traditional field survey based on paper map & form. It takes much efforts to collect and digitize it, also difficult to include the meta-data such as photos, audio & video files, geo-tag location, and so on. Current ODK (Open Data Kit) with OMK (Open Map Kit) is good, however, it still needs additional IT efforts before starting the field survey.

We will introduce an innovative all-in-one service: geoBingAn. It allows users to perform the field surveys just as easy as if they were using Google Forms with OSM on mobile. Moreover, the surveys can be planned with polygons drawing on the map, the assignment/response could be utilized via app notifications, and all the collected survey data can be exported in Excel or GeoJSON file with a few clicks.

Hands on session will be included in this master class. Please see for more information.


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

A CORS GNSS Network is essential to provide a regional positioning service that can provide fit-for-purpose positioning. For many GNSS applications only meter or sub-meter level positioning is required, but more and more often, centimeter accuracy positioning is required and an efficient measurement processes is increasingly demanded. CORS plays a major role in achieving these goals in many applications, for example, urban land parcel mapping, machine control, precision agriculture, and utility mapping. To achieve this at a regional level, a CORS needs to cover the complete region. In developing countries this represents significant challenges, yet offers significant benefits.

In this paper, new technologies that benefit from a CORS Network will be presented, and the various challenges of establishing a CORS in emerging countries will be highlighted, and importantly, recommendations will be given on how best to overcome the many challenges based on experiences gained with the establishment of many Networks.

11-11-De Moegen-1035_paper.pdf
11-11-De Moegen-1035_ppt.ppt