A Review of a cadastral boundary adjustment software program

Mayo, Benjamin Marc (2008) A Review of a cadastral boundary adjustment software program. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: The surveying profession continues to suffer from a shortage of personnel in a time when demand for surveyors is increasing. Concurrently, the ongoing improvements in surveying technology have been proven in making surveys more efficient, thereby passing time savings on to clients and the general public who rely on an accurate system of land ownership.

The current system of re-establishing boundaries in Australia is based on survey monument evidence, and relies on the education and experience of a Registered Cadastral Surveyor to make sense of this evidence. Given the shortage of surveyors, there is concern that surveying services may not be provided in a timely manner, or worse, that extra pressure on surveyors may lead to cases of incorrect boundary reestablishment.

This project aims to investigate the potential for recent software technology to perform the boundary re-establishment process, with a view to alleviating the Registered Surveyors workload.

To achieve this aim, a capable software program will be used to re-establish several general boundary problems, and these answers will be compared to that of a Registered
Cadastral Surveyor and long established reinstatement doctrine. Results will show that in some of the tested scenarios the software solutions are the same as the human results, but many were found to be in disagreement. It will be observed that the methods used by the software in solving such problems are, although mathematically sound, not capable of the analysis and reasoning of a Registered Surveyor.

This project will provide a foundation for future research into the programming of boundary reinstatement software, and will enable informed decision making in surveying practices as to the potential for this software to alleviate staff workloads.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2009 01:15
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital cadastral data base (DCDB); GeoCadastre software; boundaries; workload
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401302 Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/5517

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