1st Edition

Geospatial Science for Smart Land Management An Asian Context

    457 Pages 43 Color & 196 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    457 Pages 43 Color & 196 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Responsible land distribution in Asia, with ever-increasing limitations in space, requires the use of smart technologies, sophisticated models, intelligent algorithms, and big data repositories. This book presents new land management perspectives and fit-for-purpose, flexible, dynamic, and effective solutions for land management and land administration problems. Written by global experts from different Asian countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, etc., all these cases demonstrate how and why the uptake of geospatial technologies is booming and how to handle land scarcity and competing spatial interests in both urban and rural areas in Asia.


    • Summarizes trends of geospatial technologies in Asia
    • Describes and applies leading-edge geospatial models
    • Explains fit-for-purpose digital land administration
    • Provides case studies and examples that include the use of smart land management tools
    • Helps readers advance their understanding of geospatial and land management science

    Truly an interdisciplinary book, this text is a practical guide for an array of readers, such as practitioners in public and private companies involved in both geospatial and land management applications, as well as graduate students, researchers, academics, and professionals working in land administration, land management, spatial planning, real estate studies, geosciences, geoinformatics, and geodesy.

    Section I: Introduction to Geospatial Science and Smart Land Management

    1. Geospatial Science for Smart Land Management in Asia

    Walter Timo de Vries, Iwan Rudiarto, and N.M.P. Milinda Piyasena

    Section II: New Developments and Concepts in Geospatial Technologies

    2. Trends in Geospatial Technologies in Asia

    Walter Timo de Vries and N.M.P. Milinda Piyasena

    3. Advancing Geospatial Technology to Construct Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration and Land Management in ASEAN Countries

    Walter Timo de Vries and Trias Aditya

    4. The Congruence and Conflicts of Spatial Data Infrastructure and Cadastral Agricultural Systems in Pakistan

    Asmat Ali and Walter Timo de Vries

    5. Digital Transformation in Indonesian Land Administration: Further Developments and Directions

    Rohan Mark Bennett, Indra Roharatua Hutabarat, Eva-Maria Unger, Clava Pratama Ginting, Haico van der Vegt, and Aulia Latif

    6. Urban Growth Modelling for a City Built from Scratch—Case Study of the New Indonesian Capital

    Tom Xaver Hackbarth and Walter Timo de Vries

    7. Developments of 3D Cadastres in the Asian Context

    Walter Timo de Vries, Budhy Soeksmantono, and Deni Suwardhi

    8. Flood Modelling and Prediction towards Smart Land Management in Sri Lanka

    Aruna Samarathunga and Saman Koswatte

    9. Machine Learning and Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms for Land Cover Classification

    Quang-Thanh Bui, Le-Tuan Pham, Huu-Duy Nguyen, Quoc-Huy Nguyen, Van-Manh Pham, and Thanh-Van Hoang

    Section III: New Developments and Requirements of Smart Land Management

    10. Trends in Smart Land Management and Smart Spatial Planning in Asia: Case Study of the New Capital City of Indonesia

    Walter Timo de Vries, Iwan Rudiarto, Bambang Susantono, and Wiwandari Handayani

    11. Evaluate the Existing Proposals of Re-Engineering the Land Administration System in Sri Lanka against the Fit-for-Purpose Approach

    N.M.P. Milinda Piyasena, P.A.D.V. Vithanage, and Punyavana Vishaka Hidellage

    12. A Review of Sri Lanka’s National Spatial Data Infrastructure (SL-NSDI) with the Aim of Enhancing Its Functionalities

    N.M.P. Milinda Piyasena, P.A.D.V. Vithanage, and S.L. Witharana

    13. Digital Administration of Land Data—A Case from National Housing and Urban Development Corporation

    Raynard Daniel Finantar, Akhmad Darajati Setiawan, Dito Kurniawan, and Ismail Pratama

    14. Reducing Rural Boundary Conflict through Participatory Mapping and GNSS-GIS

    Anang Wahyu Sejati, M. Indra Hadi Wijaya, Mitha Asyita Rahmawaty, Imam Buchori, Yudi Basuki, Hadi Wahyono, Ahmad Jihan Muzaki, Hendra Tata Pradipta, and I Gusti Wiratmaja

    15. An Analysis of Urban and Rural Development for the Conception of a National Spatial Plan in Thailand

    Rattikarn Khambud and Walter Timo de Vries

    16. Drone Technology, Rapid Titling, and Value Creation: Early Insights from India’s SVAMITVA Scheme

    Serene Ho, Pranab R. Choudhury, and R. Joshi

    Section IV: Cases and Practical Applications of Smart Land Management, Smart Land Administration, Smart Spatial Planning

    17. Geospatial Application of Open Geospatial Data Analysis for Land Use-Change Detection—A Case Study from Japan

    Yessy Arvelyna, Pegah Hashemvand Khiabani, Remi Chandran, Melisa Pesoa, Ryo Michishita, Akira Mukaida, and Walter Timo de Vries

    18. Assessment of Urban Patterns Using Spatial Metrics and Prediction of Urban Growth: A Case Study of Kabul, Afghanistan

    Vineet Chaturvedi and Walter Timo de Vries

    19. A Geospatial Analysis for an Integrated Land Use and Water Strategy for Bagmati River in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

    Pamela Durán-Díaz, Maximilian Kreutzer, Lisa-Maria Gigl, and Daphne Keilmann-Gondhalekar

    20. Developments in Geospatial Sciences for Smart Land Management in China: Theory and Practice

    Xufeng Cui, Wei Deng, Wei Huang, Wenna Bai, and Walter Timo de Vries

    21. Accuracy Assessment of the Drone Survey Parameters for Cadastral Purposes

    H.M.T.M. Kumara, N.M.P. Milinda Piyasena, P.A.D.V. Vithanage, and S.L. Witharana

    22. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Assisted Precision Agriculture: Applications in Asian Context

    J.S.R. De Silva, G. Abhiram, T.A.N.T. Perera, H.M.S.K. Herath, R.M.K.T. Rathnayake, J.B.D.A.P. Kumara, and P.K.G.S.S. Bandara

    23. The Dynamics of Village Land Management: A Case from Central Java, Indonesia

    Iwan Rudiarto, Zaflis Zaim, Imam Buchori, and Holi Bina Wijaya

    24. Toll Road Construction and Its Impact on Paddy Fields, Production and the Regional Development of the Semarang-Surakarta Corridor, Indonesia

    Imam Buchori, Abdurrahman Zaki, Anang Wahyu Sejati, Pangi Pangi, Angrenggani Pramitasari, and Yudi Basuki

    25. Jam Tomorrow: Towards Sustainable Coastal Urban Development in the Era of Uncertainty

    Rahmat Aris Pratomo, D. Ary A. Samsura, and Zumrotul Islamiah

    Section V: Future Challenges of Geospatial Science for Smart Land Management

    26. Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting Geospatial Sciences and Advances in Smart Land Management

    Walter Timo de Vries

    27. Advancing Research in Geospatial Sciences for Land Management in Asia

    Walter Timo de Vries, Iwan Rudiarto, and N.M.P. Milinda Piyasena


    Walter Timo de Vries has served as Chair of Land Management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) since 2015. He is the Academic Program Director Geodesy and Geoinformation and Director of the master’s and PhD programs in land management and geospatial science. He has worked in numerous international projects in Asia, Africa, and South America dealing with land information and land reform, urban and rural development, geospatial data infrastructures, and professional training and education in land issues, cadastre, and spatial planning and development. His current research interests include smart and responsible land management, urban and rural development, and land consolidation. He has published several books with CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.

    Iwan Rudiarto is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP), Semarang, Indonesia. His expertise is in rural planning and development, land management, and GIS modeling. Currently, he is teaching and supervising students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in urban and regional planning at UNDIP. He is actively involved in the Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS) as an advanced researcher as well as the representative of Indonesia with its coordination base at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He is also the president of the Indonesian Planning Schools Association.

    N.M.P. Milinda Piyasena is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University, Balangoda, Sri Lanka. He is also the founder and coordinator of the GeoTech-HIB, Faculty of Geomatics. His research interests include the development of LADM-based land information systems and 3D cadastre systems and ABSM techniques for urban planning land tenure security enhancement. He has published two books and is engaged in several local development projects related to land information systems and local SDI as well as 3D-cadastre database modeling.