Peter Hoogwerf and Kees DeZeeuw
04 Sep 2012 to 04 Sep 2012
Our society is digitizing rapidly. This also affects cadastral, topographic and land-administration organisations. Due to fast IT-developments the demand for data and services changes from office-based applications towards web-based and location-based. There is both a growing ability and need to analyse complex issues, and decision making is done more and more in digital (spatial) environments. Therefore, the provision of high-quality authentic governmental data and e-government services become more important.
This presentation deals with the innovative developments the Dutch Kadaster is going through, in order to keep pace with user demands and technological developments. As a result, the data, systems, professional skills, legal aspects and communication channels need to be adapted rapidly.
Examples of appropriate solutions and innovations at the Dutch Kadaster are presented. The innovations presented touch on the gathering, management and distribution of our information and contribute to the construction of the 3D ‘Dutch’ digital earth.
Information gathering is done by in-office interpretation of diverse sources. These sources are: 360 degree streetlevel images, aerial images, UAV images and LIDAR. These data are smartly combined with specific field programmes of tablet based surveying and crowdsourcing. Also first good results are obtained with fully 100% automatic Map generalization procedures in topographic mapping (from 1:10.000 to 1;50.000 scale).
Our data management is further automated, resulting in more cost efficient product and process management. This allows for a more integrated approach of data management and creating linked data from different key-registrations in the Netherlands. In this way Kadaster contributes to the improvement of the Dutch e-government and good governance practices.
In collaboration with private companies and other parties our data is presented and distributed in many new ways. Not only a broad variety of web services as a part of the national SDI has been developed in short time, also experiments have been done, using new techniques like location based services and augmented reality.
The conclusion of this presentation is that innovation of products and processes is not as much an option but a prerequisite for our organisation. This affects our information strategy, systems, services, organization and way of working. Also, the increasing pace of innovation demands can no longer be tackled by a single-party strategy. Therefore, the need for collaboration (open innovation) is stressed. Also the (international) sharing of our knowledge and experiences is considered important as a part of our corporate social responsibility.