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Location: MC 2-800
Date: Monday, 25/Mar/2019
00-04: Land in the World Bank's new Environmental and Social Framework
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Mary Lisbeth Gonzalez, World Bank, United States of America

History of ESF consultation and what was agreed and why

Jonathan Lindsay

World Bank, United States of America

The importance and implication of the ESF to provide support and supervise projects

Noreen Beg

World Bank, United States of America

The importance and implications of the new ESF for land projects and for projects with land components / issues

Jorge Munoz

World Bank, United States of America

ESF and land issues in Africa

Robin Mearns

World Bank, United States of America

Date: Tuesday, 26/Mar/2019
01-03: Ways to establish cadastral systems at scale
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Claire Galpin, World Bank, United States of America

Increasing cadastral survey productivity to tackle undocumented land rights worldwide: A case study

Stephanie Michaud

Trimble Inc, United States of America

Large-scale Mapping

Poul Noergaard

Leica Geosystem, Denmark

An innovative affordable and decentralized model for land registration and administration at a national scale in Tanzania

Tressan Sullivan, Malaki Msigwa, Gilead Mushaija, Mustapha Issa, Alexander Sololov

DAI Global LLC, Tanzania

Leveraging location-enabled street photos and machine learning to automate large-scale data collection in support of property valuation

Tim Fella, Katherine Smyth

ESRI, United States of America

02-03: Innovative technology in the land sector
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Steven Nystrom, FIG Commission 9, United States of America

Innovation through artificial intelligence

Mureed Mustafa

Emirates Real Estate Solutions, United Arab Emirates

Beyond blockchain: technology in the land agenda

Aanchal Anand

World Bank, United States of America

Evaluating the hype: the current potential of blockchain for land

Tim Robustelli

Future of Property Rights Program at New America

Digital identity, housing data, and disaster resilience in Puerto Rico

Christopher Mellon

New America, United States of America

03-03: Low-cost ways to establish cadastral systems
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Andy Wickless, Trimble, Inc., United States of America

Precision geolocation at the service of least developed countries

Paul Chambon

Exagone, France

Fit for Purpose, scalable GNSS data collection

Sepp Josef Englberger

Leica Geosystems, Germany

Customized earth observation based information services

Matjaz Ivacic1, Tatjana Veljanovski2, Marcin Bilelecki1, Liza Stancic2, Andrej Beden1, Ziga Kokalj2

1: GeoCodis Ltd., Slovenia; 2: ZRC SAZU, Slovenia

Deploying titling and customary land registration systems with a blockchain element

Trent Larson, Chris Chrysostom

Medici Land Governance, United States of America

04-03: Interoperability of spatial data: Examples and regulatory framework
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Gitanjali Swamy, IoTask, India

Policy person’s guide to navigating past the map

Ronald Roth

Hexagon Geosystems, United States of America

The future role of official geospatial reference data in a fully digital environment

Peter Creuzer, Marcel Ziems

State Agency for Geoinformation and State Survey Lower Saxony (LGLN), Germany

Legal and policy frameworks for geospatial information management

Kevin Pomfret

Centre for Spatial Law and Policy, United States of America

Geospatial Data points the way to integrating government for sustainable development

John David Kedar, Kimberley Worthy, James Darvill

Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom

Date: Wednesday, 27/Mar/2019
05-03: Towards the registry of the future
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Nicolás Nogueroles, IPRA-CINDER (International Property Registries Association), Spain

Digital street: Exploring the future of land registration through new technologies

John Abbott, Lauren Tombs, Paul Batterham

HM Land Registry, United Kingdom

Preventive administration of justice – an economic catalyzer for the future?! – an analysis of the economic relevance of reliable and transparent public registers –

Rolf Knieper


How to introduce a complete new land registry system in a rapid changing world

Jacob Vos

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

Land Administration and the role of a Land Registrar Network

Mark Reichardt, Trevor Taylor

The Open Geospatial Consortium, United States of America

06-03: How to realize the potential of blockchain for land administration?
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: John Reynolds, BLOCKCHAIN DIGITAL, United Kingdom

Blockchain property titles and land use recording – is it only about trust, or is there space for compliance and enforcement?

Rebecca Leshinsky

RMIT University, Australia

Smart contracts and land administration: a new framework for property conveyance

Todd Miller1, Al-Karim Kara2, Rohan Bennett3

1: ChromaWay, Sweden and United States of America; 2: Land Title and Survey Authority, British Columbia, Canada; 3: Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

Blockchain for Land Administration: Smart Land Registries - a tangible model seeking value for all parties

David Stow1, Peter Shaw2, Richard Nash3

1: Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom; 2: Trimble Land Administration Solutions Group, USA; 3: IBM, United Kingdom

Catalyzing innovation: Dubai real estate blockchain

Khalifa Alsuwaidi

Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates

An example of the use of the Blockchain by the French Notariat: enforceable copies

Lionel Galliez

International Union of Notaries (UINL), France

07-03: Applications of earth observation in rural areas
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Thomas Esch, DLR, Germany

Large-scale land acquisition monitoring with high resolution imagery retrieval and profiling in the ASAP platform

Felix Rembold1, Guido Lemoine1, Matthias Hack2, Christof Althoff3, Patrick Griffiths4, Ferdinando Urbano1, Gabor Csak1

1: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Italy; 2: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Germany; 3: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany; 4: European Space Agency, United States of America

Geospatial big data platform for water for all in Indus basin

Ather Ashraf1, Muhammad Abid Bodla2, Ijaz-ul-Hassan Kashif3, Ch. Muhammad Ali Nazir4

1: University of Punjab, Pakistan; 2: Member Water, Planning and Development Department, Govt of Punjab, India; 3: Executive Engineer, Irrigation department, Govt of Punjab, India; 4: Assistant Chief (Coordination), Planning and Development Department, Govt of Punjab, India

Realtime digital soil fertility data for fact-based fertilizer selection by smallholder farmers

Christy van Beek1,2, Sally Musungu2, Rob Beens1, Angelique van Helvoort1

1: AgroCares, Netherlands, The; 2: SoilCares Foundation, The Netherlands

New ways to use remote sensing based phenology and machine learning for mapping irrigated and rainfed agriculture in Africa

Tobias Landmann1, Natalie Cornish1, David Eidmann2, Jonas Franke1, Stefan Siebert3

1: Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH, Germany; 2: Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany; 3: University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Use of Remote sensing technology in small holder supply chains in Asia

Suparna Jain, Harsh Vivek, Rajpal Singh, Ernest Bethe, Bas Rozemuller, Rahmad Syakib, Krishna Kumar

International Finance Corporation, India

08-03: Applications of earth observation to assess urban service delivery
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Moses Musinguzi, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Catalyzing innovation for global urban monitoring from a holistic utilization of big earth data, artificial intelligence and open knowledge

Thomas Esch1, Felix Bachofer1, Jakub Balhar2, Martin Böttcher3, Enguerran Boissier4, Mattia Marconcini1, Alessandro Marin5, Emmanuel Mathot4, Annekatrin Metz-Marconcini1, Fabrizio Pacini4, Marc Paganini5, Tomas Soukup2, Vaclav Svaton6, Julian Zeidler1

1: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; 2: GISAT s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; 3: Brockmann Consult GmbH, Geesthacht, Germany; 4: Terradue Srl, Rome, Italy; 5: European Space Agency (ESA), ‎Frascati, Italy; 6: IT4Innovations – VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic

Earth Observation for supporting urban land use policy implementation

Thomas Haeusler, Sharon Gomez, Amelie Broszeit

GAF AG, Germany

Earth Observation – A support for the distributed energy sector

Rainer Malmberg, Elke Krätzschmar

IABG mbH, Germany

Spec-21: Launch of publication: “Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development: An Analytical Framework”.
Location: MC 2-800

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Date: Thursday, 28/Mar/2019
09-03: Potential and pitfalls of using drone imagery
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Edward Anderson, World Bank group, Tanzania

Governance frameworks for the sustainable implementation of UAVs in Rwanda.

Ine Buntinx, César Casiano, Joep Crompvoets

KU Leuven, Belgium

Smart cadaster. Coupling imagery from drones and street-view with proper incentives to promote sustainable urban cadasters in developing countries.

Victor Endo1, Luis Triveno2

1: Global Land Alliance, Peru; 2: World Bank, USA

A study on supporting reservoir management using spatial information for preparations for drought

Jinwoo Park

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

10-03: Potential and pitfalls of using drone imagery
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Tobias Landmann, Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH, Germany

Drones and the structure from motion (SfM) technique in cadastral surveying

Walter Volkmann

MicroAerial Projects LLC, United States of America

Drone-based geomatics land data acquisition methodology - case study: city of Adama and rural area of Mojo, Ethiopia

Sukhee Cho1, Munseok Lee1, Solomon Kebede2

1: Hojung Solutions CO. LTD, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, The Government of Ethiopia

Evaluation of UAV-based technology to capture land rights in Kenya: displaying stakeholder perspectives through interactive gaming

Claudia Stocker1, Mila Koeva1, Jaap Zevenbergen1, Rohan Bennett2,3

1: University of Twente ITC, The Netherlands; 2: Swinburne Business School, Australia; 3: Kadaster International, The Netherlands

The challenges and opportunities of AI and drone technology in land management and poverty assessment

Daniel Cocanu1, Bogdan Nedelcu2, Traian Rebedea1, Marius Leordeanu2

1: Teamnet, Romania; 2: Autonomous Systems, Romania

11-03: Improving interoperability of registries & open data access
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Connie Fair, Land Title & Survey Authority of British Columbia, Canada

Local Land Charges - Laying the foundation of a new national digital service.

Allison Bradbury, Emma Vincent, Nick Eccles

HM Land Registry, United Kingdom

Digitalization of public registers and the role of legal professionals – a connection for the future

Lovro Tomasic

GIZ/Bundesnotarkammer, Germany

Modern technology in land administration - a call for governance and structuring data in view of privatising land administration processes

Jacob Vos

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

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