Fully digitised cadastral survey data model and exchange a step closer with announcement of contract

22 February 2021

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) are pleased to announce that SURROUND NZ Ltd will lead the development of an Australian/New Zealand 3D Cadastral Survey Data Model and Exchange (3D CSDM) programme.

The 3D CSDM work programme aims to create a widely adopted standard across Australia and New Zealand for exchanging digital cadastral survey data between the survey industry and government land administration agencies.

New Zealand Surveyor-General and ICSM representative Anselm Haanen says the appointment of SURROUND is an important step in developing a consistent model for exchanging digital cadastral survey information between the survey industry and government land administration agencies.

“We are confident that SURROUND, leading a consortium of five companies, has the right mix of skills and expertise to develop the 3D CSDM,” says Mr Haanen.

SURROUND’s Mike Hennessey says the company, on behalf of the consortium, is very proud and excited to contribute to the 3D CSDM initiative.

“The consortium recognises this is a pivotal time in the development of land administration and cadastre data systems worldwide.

”The ICSM, LINZ and the Australian jurisdictions should be commended for taking a leadership role,” Mr Hennessey says.

A crucial component of the work will be engaging with survey software suppliers.  Their contribution will help ensure that their products can meet the needs of the surveyors producing the cadastral survey datasets for lodgement as well as the needs of jurisdictions, as defined by the harmonised data model.

LINZ is leading the programme in partnership with Australian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria), the Department of Customer Service (New South Wales), Landgate (Western Australia), and the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (Queensland).

The programme of work has been established by the Intergovernmental Committee for Survey and Mapping (ICSM) with support from the Spatial Information Council (ANZLIC). Implementation of any new method of exchanging cadastral survey information will be up to individual jurisdictions. LINZ is planning on its implementation being part of the Rebuilding Landonline programme.

The development of the 3D CSDM programme is expected to take up to 13 months.

Further information

More information on the programme can be found by searching ‘3D CSDM’ on linz.govt.nz

About the SURROUND Consortium

Experts in Data Modelling, Location Intelligence, Linked Data and Semantic Technologies. Represented on international and local ISO, W3C, Linked Data standards bodies, and the Open Geospatial Consortium

McKenzie & Co 
Experts in Australia and New Zealand Cadastral Surveying, Surveyor Workflow and Planning, Survey System Strategy, Regulation, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Data and Executive Stakeholder Engagement.

Evolve & Amplify
Executable Strategic Advice, Human Centred Design, Delivery Management and Stakeholder Engagement expertise.

Pangaea Innovations
Experts in 3D/4D geospatial data integration, geospatial modelling, and visualisation. Represented as Co-Chair Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) Special Working Group and Co-Chair of the OGC-ISO/TC211 Joint Advisory Group.

Interoperability, Open Data, Open Standards, Cadastre GIS databases, Spatial Data expertise. Represented as Metadata/Catalogue DWG co-chair; OGC API Records SWG co-chair; OGC Australia/New Zealand Forum co-chair; and Convenor/co-ordinator of the NZ ISO TC211 standards Committee.

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