CAPTURE AND THREE DIMENSIONAL PROJECTION OF NEW SOUTH WALES STRATA PLANS IN LANDXML FORMAT
New South Wales is embarking on a major reform program named Cadastre NSW. This reform aims to move to a single source of truth for the digital representation of cadastre. The current lack of a single source cadastre has hindered users from government and industry due to duplication of effort and misalignment between databases from different sources. For this reform to be successful, there are some challenges that need to be addressed.
“Cadastre 2034 – Powering Land & Real Property” (2015) published by the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) identifies that current cadastres do not represent real property in three dimensions. In future vertical living lifestyles will create complex property scenarios that the Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB) will need to contend with. While the NSW DCDB currently holds over 3 million lots and 5 million features, one of its limitations is that it does not indicate land ownership above or below the ground surface.
NSW Spatial Services is currently capturing survey plans into LandXML format. To prepare for the future, research is being undertaken to also capture multi-level Strata Plans through a modified recipe. During this research, multiple Strata Plans representing a range of ages and development types have been investigated and converted to LandXML. Since it is difficult to visualise the plans in a two dimensional format, quality control purposes require a method to display these plans in three dimensions. Overall investigations have provided Spatial Services with enough information to confirm that the capture and display of Strata Plans in the LandXML format is possible.