The 12th International FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration will take place in Kuching, Malaysia, 24-26 September 2024. It will be a joint event together with
  1. Geoinformation Week 2024 (including Exhibition from vendors),
  2. FIG Commission 5 (Positioning and Measurement) Annual Meeting,
  3. FIG Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) Annual Meeting,
  4. UN Habitat Social Tenure Doman Model (STDM)
  5. FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model & 3D Land Administration
The team of local organizers consists of the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), the Sarawak Land and Survey Deptartment (JTS), and the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) Sarawak Branch. More information and registration for the joint event on (Announcement Letter).

Workshop purpose: The workshop aims to bring together experts from the industry, government, and academia, to present and discuss LADM and/or 3D LA related developments including live demonstrations of LADM implementations (operational systems, pilots, prototypes). The workshop will also cover informal or customary rights (, restrictions, resposibilities) as exiting in many countries, next to the more formal rights that are being registered. UN-Habitat is using the LADM specialization STDM (Social Tenure Domain Model) in 17 countries to register these informal/customary rights. Also, UN-FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)'s SOLA (Solutions for Open Land Administration)/Open Tenure and USAID's MAST (Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure) infomation models are all based on LADM. Speakers who want to share their experiences on implementation are cordially invited to participate. This workshop will provide solid input to the "Implementation" part of Edition II of LADM, to be developed in collaboration with OGC. The workshop should enable making important choices, such as the technical encodings.

3D Land Administration: The increasing complexity of infrastructures and densely built-up areas requires a proper registration of the legal status (private and public), which can only be provided to a limited extent by the existing 2D cadastral registrations. The registration of the legal status in complex 3D situations will be investigated under the header of 3D Land Administration. The Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model / 3D Land Administration addresses developments in the following areas:
  • 3D Land Administration System operational experiences (analysis, LADM based, learn from each other, discover gaps)
  • 3D LAS cost effective workflow for new / updated 3D parcels = 4D (part of whole spatial development lifecycle: from planning / design / permit in 3D, to registration / use in 3D)
  • For design sources (LA_DesignSource) BIM/IFC guidelines for land admibsitration need to be developed
  • For survey sources (LA_SurveySource) Remote sensing (including LiDAR) and artificial intelligence (AI) for efficient 3D cadastral boundary extraction
  • 3D LAS web-based dissemination (usability, man-machine interfaces, including mobile/AR)
  • Legal aspects for 3D LAS, best legal practises in various legislation systems
  • Focus on large cities, including developing countries
  • LADM specializations for custormary RRRs, such as STDM, SOLA/Open Tenure, MAST (possibly with attention for 3D and valuation)
  • 3D in the revision of ISO 19152, the Land Administration Domain Model
  • Proposals for (and evaluations of) LA (remote) sensing information models (DIS 19152-2) and data processing workflows (WD 19152-6), in the context of the revision of LADM
LADM Revision: ISO TC211 has decided on revising LADM, and this is an unique opportunity to further develop LADM with new, additional functionalities, such as: a refined (3D) survey and legal model, semantically rich code lists, marine space geo-regulations, valuation information, spatial plan information, and the various implementation aspects. This forms the backbone of a nations land information infrastructure. The usage of active and passive remote sensing techniques such as RGB and multispectral sensors, LiDAR, RADAR etc. have resulted in progress in efficiency and accuracy of spatial data aquisition workflows. In addition, artificial intelligence (AI) methods have been extensively explored and tested for cadastral boundary extraction. It is now time capture the implementation knowledge and include this in the future edition of LADM (part 6 Implementation). The Land Administration Domain Model is gaining recognition in many countries. Ten years after the publication of the first edition, there are already country profiles from many countries - of which a large number have implemented (or are implementing) LADM. Software suppliers are adopting LADM and implementing it. The existing edition of LADM standard does not pay attention to implementation aspects. It can be done in various ways, and several platforms and encodings can be used. What are the experiences so far? What have we learned and what can be re-used? What are the pitfalls and risks? LADM is currently just a conceptual model and the steps towards implementation include elaborating (via a country profile) and realizing a technical model suitable for implementation: database schema (SQL DDL), exchange format (GeoJSON, INTERLIS, RDF, XML/GML, ), and user interface for edit and dissemination. A good option for this is the collaboration between FIG, ISPRS, IHO, ISO and OGC to also standardize these implementation aspects of LADM as part 6.

Important deadlines for the FIG LADM / 3D Land Administration 2024 Workshop are:
1 June 2024   Extended abstract (500-1000 words)
1 July 2024   Reviewing
15 August 2024   Final version full paper
24-26 September 2024   Workshop

Extended abstracts should be submitted via (EasyChair) no later than 1 June 2024. Authors of accepted submissions are requested to submit the full paper by 15 August 2024. Full papers will be included in the proceedings (on-line available at start the workshop) published by FIG with ISBN / ISSN reference. Based on the full papers and the presentations at the workshop, a limited number of authors will be invited (after the workshop) to submit a significantly different/ extended paper to a special issue of an international scientific journal.

For workshop paper template and instructions see:
3DLA2024 template   MS Word template for full paper LADM & 3D LA Workshop 2024
3DLA2024 instructions   Instructions for formatting full paper LADM & 3D LA Workshop 2024

Practical information:
Registration: The participation fee is to be determined
Venue: The Riverside Majestic Hotel is located in Kuching city, Malaysia.
Travel: Kuching is located on the north side of the Borneo island. The easiest way to travel if you come by airplane to Kuala Lumpur and then a connecting flicht to Kuching airport.
Accommodation: Suggestions will follow later.