Journal article

Tackling the challenges of visualising digital cadastral plans: The Victorian cadastre experience

Hamed Olfat, Amul Jani, Davood Shojaei, Ashley Darvill, Mark Briffa, Abbas Rajabifard, Farshad Badiee

Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use | Elsevier | Published : 2019


ePlan, as a digital cadastral data initiative, is a collaborative program between the land authorities and the surveying industry which aims to replace paper and PDF cadastral plans and surveys with digital data in LandXML format. ePlan has been adopted by Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. ePlan has been operational in the State of Victoria for 2D plans since 2013. The ePlan files are automatically converted into PDF plans by the ePlan visualisation service within the Victorian state’s digital lodgement portal, namely Surveying and Planning through Electronic Applications and Referral (SPEAR). Cadastral plan in PDF format forms part of the legal title in Victoria. Presently, ePlan, in ..

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