From Raw Data to Meaningful Information: A Representational Approach to Cadastral Databases in Relation to Urban Planning

Francesc Dalmau, Pilar Garcia-Almirall, Ernest Domínguez, David Escudero
2014 Future Internet  
Digesting the data hose that cities are constantly producing is complex; data is usually structured with different criteria, which makes comparative analysis of multiple cities challenging. However, the publicly available data from the Spanish cadaster contains urban information in a documented format with common semantics for the whole territory, which makes these analyses possible. This paper uses the information about the 3D geometry of buildings, their use and their year of construction,
more » ... of construction, stored in cadastral databases, to study the relation between the built environment (what the city is) and the urban plan (what the city wants to become), translating the concepts of the cadastral data into the semantics of the urban plan. Different representation techniques to better understand the city from the pedestrians' point of view and to communicate this information more effectively are also discussed.
doi:10.3390/fi6040612 fatcat:qxwvbmf3b5b45mtxeujsdgw27a