Map Conflation Using Piecewise Linear Rubber-Sheeting Transformation Between Layout And As-Built Plans In Kumasi Metropolis. | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
January 2022
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
LP-AJOLPGS-00000160
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Copyright (c) 2022 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

Context and backgroundAccurately integrating different geospatial data sets remain a challenging task because diverse geospatial data may have different accuracy levels and formats. Surveyors may typically create several arbitrary coordinate systems at local scales, which could lead to a variety of coordinate datasets causing such data to remain unconsolidated and in-homogeneous.Methodology:In this study, a piecewise rubber-sheeting conflation or geometric correction approach is used to accomplish transformations between such a pair of data for accurate data integration. Rubber-sheeting or piecewise linear homeomorphism is necessary because the different plans’ data would rarely match up correctly due to various reasons, such as the method of setting out from the design to the ground situation, and/or the non-accommodation of existing developments in the design.  Results:The conflation in ArcGIS using rubber sheet transformation achieved integration to a mean displacement error of 1.58 feet (0.48 meters.) from an initial mean displacement error of 71.46 feet (21.78 meters) an improvement of almost 98%. It is recommended that the rubber sheet technique gave a near exact point matching transformation and could be used to integrate zone plans with As-built surveys to address the challenges in correcting zonal plans in land records.  It is further recommended to investigate the incorporation of the use of textual information recognition and address geocoding to enable the use of on-site road names and plot numbers to detect points for matching.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Nathaniel Kojo Mensah Dawuso, John Ayer, Bright Acheampong

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