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Crowdsourcing for land administration: the views within Netherlands cadastre

Keenja, Eliaisa Marie (2012) Crowdsourcing for land administration: the views within Netherlands cadastre.

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Abstract:This research focuses on the views of cadastral organisations on crowdsourced land information. The research problem centres on the proliferation of crowdsourcing and the impact it might have on cadastral systems. It is argued that cadastral organizations and professionals should embrace the opportunities provided by crowdsourced land information. This involves understanding how cadastral organizations might need to change in terms of processes, operations, and also culturally. Currently, however there are no empirical studies that describe how cadastral organizations and professionals view crowdsourced land information. Therefore, this research aims to provide insight in this knowledge gap. Thus it was compelled to investigate how a cadastral organisation officials‘ view crowdsourced land information. To achieve the above, this research was based on a single case study analysis of which the Q methodology was used to answer the research questions. Sixteen participants were selected to carry out the sorting. The Q statements were derived from a comprehensive literature study. The results revealed the contemporary perceptions of crowdsourced land information across a modern land administration organisation. These understandings are potentially beneficial for crowdsourced land information, related strategic decision-making.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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