Can Data from BIMs be Used as Input for a 3D Cadastre?

Jennifer Oldfield, P.J.M. van Oosterom, Wilko Quak, Jeroen van der Veen, Jakob Beetz

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    Much work has already been done on how a 3D Cadastre should best be developed. An inclusive information model, the Land Administration Model (LADM ISO 19152) has been developed to provide an international framework for how this can best be done. While this generic framework encompasses a wide range of eventualities, it does not prescribe the data format. One existing source from which data could be obtained is 3D Building Information Models (BIMs), or more specifically in this context, BuildingSMART’s Industry Foundation Class (IFC). Obtaining data is only one part of the process from moving from a 2D to a 3D Cadastre. An efficient collaborative workflow, preferably digital, also needs to be developed. This digital workflow would determine what the 3D Cadastre needs from a 3D BIM and the process of extracting it in addition to exchange requirements. Foundations, however, would need to be laid in order to facilitate this process. To begin with, in spite of the fact that the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) is already quite an extensive model, in order to satisfy the
    requirements of cadastral legal spaces it would need to be enriched further. Enriching it would enable data for a 3D Cadastre to be extracted from both as-designed and as-built BIMs. Experience has shown that process harmonization between organizations is non-trivial and dependent on specific organizations within countries Standardizing at an international level is therefore something wiser to avoid. However, a collaborative workflow described in BuildingSMART’s Information Delivery Manual (IDM) is a useful illustration of how the involved actors could collaborate. Moreover, communicating the information extraction
    process of BIM data to 3D parcels to actors in the building world using their own lingua franca could be beneficial.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres
    EditorsP.J.M. van Oosterom, Efi Dimopoulou, Elfriede M. Fendel
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherInternational Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)978-87-92853-49-3
    ISBN (Print)978-87-92853-47-9
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
    Event5th International FIG 3D Cadastre Workshop - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 18 Oct 201620 Oct 2016


    Workshop5th International FIG 3D Cadastre Workshop


    • BIM
    • Open BIM
    • Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
    • Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) Information Delivery Manual (IDM)
    • Smart Cities
    • 3D Cadastre
    • as-designed BIM
    • as-built BIM


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