Writing in a paper entitled ‘Prospects of 3D Cadastre in Nepal‘ author Babu Ram says, “The shortcomings
of cadastral map and parcel plan [2D] seem as:
In Singapore, author Victor H.S. Khoo writes in the paper ‘3D Cadastre in Singapore‘ that – “Property rights have always been shown in 2D with the surface parcel being the fundamental representation of ownership. Complex 3D situations, interlocking properties, multi-levelled train station, underground rock caverns are all immediate but unresolved challenges for us in Singapore.”
Khoo comments “In essence, our current cadastral survey system is inadequate to support the rapid property development in Singapore. The inability of our part to capture 3D cadastral boundaries
accurately and rigorously could lead to:
Each of these situations provides a glimpse into the current situation regarding 3D cadastre, particularly from a property rights and management perspective. FIG Working Group 3D Cadastre also includes information regarding these issues and additional literature is available. Work at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is also continuing on the topic of 3D cadastre and funding has been secured for that research.
The future will include more research, discussion and the development of solutions to meet these many challenges.
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