COST G9: Publications

1. ClosingBook -  2. ConferencePublication  - 3. OpeningBook 
4. National reports: Greece; Hungary;
5. Papers: 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

1. Real Property Transactions: Procedures, Transaction Costs and Models (eds) Jaap Zevenbergen, Andrew Frank, Erik Stubkjær
[Content as of October 2007 with links to contributions under review as of mid-December 2005: See details]

2. Standardization in the Cadastral Domain (Eds) Peter van Oosterom, Christoph Schlieder, Jaap Zevenbergen, Claudia Hess, Christiaan Lemmen, Elfriede Fendel
Published by The International Federation of Surveyors, 2005 (second edition) Lindevangs Alle 4, DK-2000 Frederiksberg Denmark ISBN-87-90907-36-1. See publication details. Access to web presentation of papers and handouts.

3. The Ontology and Modelling of Real Estate Transactions (eds) Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Erik Stubkjær and Christoph Schlieder.
Ashgate Publisher's International Land Management Series, 2003. 170 p. See publisher's details.

Part I: Cadastre, Law and Economics
1.    Erik Stubkjær: Modelling real property transactions
2.    Hans Mattsson: Aspects of real property rights and their alteration
3.    Leo Zaibert and Barry Smith: Real estate - Foundations of the ontology of property
Part II: Requirements and National Perspectives
4.    Kauko Viitanen: Purchase of real property in Finland
5.    Robert Dixon-Gough and Mark Deakin: Property transactions in the UK - A situation of institutional stability or technical change?
6.    Armands Auzins: Land tenure and real property transaction types in Latvia
Part III: Ontological Modelling
7.    Ubbo Visser and Christoph Schlieder: Modelling real estate transactions - The potential role of ontologies
8.    York Sure: A tool-supported methodology for ontology-based knowledge management
9.    Chris Partridge and Milena Stefanova: Building a foundation for ontologies of organizations
Part IV: Systems Engineering
10.    Rados Sumrada: Conceptual modelling of cadastral information system structures
11.    Harry Uitermark: Ontology construction for geographic data set integration

Publications 2005

Arvanitis, A and A. Sismanidis (2005) - “The Greek National Report within the framework of COST Action G9”, COST Action G9 – Modelling Real Property Transaction - 7th Workshop and 8th MC meeting, 9th – 11th June 2005 in Thessaloniki, Greece. (1.5 MB)

Gysting, C (2005) The Treatment of Cost of Ownership Transfer in the Danish National Accounts. Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research 2(1) 37-48

Lavrac, I (2005) Towards National Real Estate Accounts - The Case of Slovenia. Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research 2(1) 49-56

Nyiri, Judit Mizseiné (2005) Beszámoló a COST G9 projekt kutatási munkájáról, (Report of the research activity COST G9) Geodézia és Kartográfia, Vol. LVII. 2005/9, pp. 41-43

Paash, J. M. (2005) Legal Cadastral Domain Model – An Object-oriented Approach Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research 2(1) 117-136. The Finnish Society of Surveying Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
Šumrada, Radoš (2005) Property Transactions in Slovenia: UML in Use Case Modelling GIM International 19 (10) 12-15.

Stubkjær, E (2005) Satellite Accounting of Housing and Real Estate Affairs – The Case of Denmark. Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research 2(1) 11-36

Vaskovich, M. (2005). Purchase of Real Property in Belarus: Modelling and Evaluation. . Proceedings [Online] of the FIG Working Week 2005 and GSDI-8 “From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics”. Cairo, Egypt. TS30.1

Vaskovich, M., Dixon-Gough, R.W., Stubkjær, E. (forthcoming). Comparative evaluation of purchase and subdivision processes in Denmark, England and Wales, and Belarus. International Land Management Series. UK: Ashgate.

Zevenbergen, J., Stubkjær, E. (2005) Real Property Transactions: Challenges of Modeling and Comparing. Proceedings [Online] of the FIG Working Week 2005 and GSDI-8 “From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics”. Cairo, Egypt. TS11.4

Publications 2004

Arvanitis, A and E.Hamilou (2004) Modelling Cadastral Transactions in Greece Using UML, FIG Working Week 2004, Athens, Greece.

Auzins, A. (2004) Institutional Aspects of Real Property Formation: The Case of Latvia. Economic Science for Rural Development, Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference. Regional Development, Nr.6, p.41-46, Jelgava.

Auzins, A. (2004) Institutional Arrangements: A Gate Towards Sustainable Land Use. Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research Vol. 1, 2004, p.61-65, Finnish Society of Surveying Sciences

Markus, Bela and Judit Nyiri (2004) Organisational structures and their role in the processes of the real property transactions (Hungarian National Report). College of Geoinformatics. University of West Hungary

Mattsson, H. (2004) Property rights and registration in a perspective of change. In The 225 year anniversary publication. Moscow: MIIGAiK university

Navratil, G., & Frank, A.U. 2004. 'Processes in a Cadastre' Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 28 (5), pp: 471-486.

Vaskovich, M. (2004). Modelling of Land Privatisation Process in Belarus. The joint COST Action G9 and the FIG Commision 7 Workshop on Standardization in the Cadastral Domain, Bamberg, Germany, December 9-10, 2004. [Online]. Available: [accessed 19th of August 2005]

Publications 2003

Auzins, Armand (2003) Institutional arrangements - A gate towards sustainable land use. Paper, presented at Workshop on 'The Commons in Transition: property on natural resources in CEEC', Prague, April 11-13, 2003, available at

Auzins, A. (2003) Terminology Resources in Land Management: development need and possibilities. Proceedings of the International Scientific - Methodical Conference 'Baltic Surveying’03, Tartu. (unpublished) Abstract

Frank, Andrew (2003) A Case for Simple Laws. Paper, presented at a multi-disciplinary workshop, The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality with Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Lima, Peru, and John Searle, University of California, Berkeley, hosted by the University at Buffalo, Buffalo New York, April 12 to 15, 2003

Lemmen, CHJ & Oosterom, PJM van (2003) Easy flow of cadastral information between organisations, towards a core cadastral domain model. GIM International 17(5), pp. 12-15.

Lemmens, MJPM & Lemmen, CHJ (2003) Standardisation of the cadastral domain: lands, rights, persons. GIM International 17(4), pp. 40-47.

Lemmen, CHJ, Molen, P van der, Oosterom, PJM van, Ploeger, HD, Quak, CW, Stoter, JE & Zevenbergen, JA (2003) A modular standard for the cadastral domain. In: Konecny, M, Friedmannova, L, Kolar, M & Stepankova, P (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd international symposium on digital earth: information resources for global sustain-ability.  (pp. 399-419). Brno: International Society on Digital Earth.

Lemmen, CHJ & Oosterom, PJM van (2003). Further progress in the development of a core cadastral model. In -- (Ed.), Still on the frontline: Proceedings of the FIG working week and the 125th anniversary of FIG.  (pp. 1/13-13/13). Frederiksberg: FIG Office.

Mattsson H. (2003). An interview about the European research including the COST Action G9. In Gränssnittet – the magazine of the National Land Survey of Sweden (in Swedish), No.3.

Navratil, Gerhard and Andrew U. Frank (2003) Modeling Processes Defined by Laws. Paper presented at the 6th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, Lyon, France 2003.

Oosterom, PJM van, Grisé, S. & Lemmen, CHJ (2003). Development of a cadastral domain model. In -- (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd cadastral congress.  (pp. 213-233). Frederiksberg: FIG Office.

Oosterom, PJM van & Lemmen, CHJ (2003) Towards a standard for the cadastral domain. Journal of Geospatial Engineering 5(1), pp. 11-27. Official Publication of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors. ISSN 1563-3772.

Stoter, Jantien (2003) 3D aspects of property transactions: Comparison of registration of 3D properties in the Netherlands and Denmark, report on the short-term mission in the COST framework at Aalborg University, November, 2003. Delft: Section GIS technology, GISt Report No 24, TU Delft, 22 p. (2.5 MB)

Stubkjær, Erik (2003) The Institutionalization of Real Property Rights: The Case of Denmark. Paper, presented at a multi-disciplinary workshop, The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality, with Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Lima, Peru, and John Searle, University of California, Berkeley, hosted by the University at Buffalo, Buffalo New York, April 12 to 15, 2003

Stubkjær, E. (2003) Modelling units of real property rights, pp. 227 - 238 in K. Virrantaus, H. Tveite (Eds) ScanGIS'03 Proceedings, 9th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Sciences, June 2003. Espoo, Finland. ISBN 951-22-6565-6. 296 p.

Stubkjær, Erik (2003) Research Contributions towards Guidelines for Land Administration. Paper, presented at UN-WPLA/FIG Com3, Com7 joint workshop: "Spatial Information Management for Sustainable Real Estate Market - Best Practice Guidelines on Nation-wide Land Administration”, Athens, 28-31 May 2003. 14 p.;

Stubkjær, E. (2003) Comments on the Core Cadastral Domain Model (v2) – A Danish view. Paper prepared for Workshop on ‘Cadastral Data Modelling’, Enschede, the Netherlands, March 17-18, 2003.

Zevenbergen, Jaap (2003) The Dutch system of land registration -Title registration with a 'privatized' registrar. Paper, presented at EULIS Seminar on Conveyancing Practices, 15-16 May 2003, Lund, Sweden. (15 p.)

Zevenbergen, Jaap (2003) Registration of Property Rights; a Systems Approach - Similar tasks, but different roles Notarius International 8 (1-2) 125-137 The Journal of UINL, Union Internationale du Notariat Latin. ISSN: 1385 - 1209

Publications 2002

Bittner, S and Andrew U. Frank: A formal model of correctness in a cadastre, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 26 (5) September 2002, pp. 465-482

Stubkjær, E. (2002) Modelling Real Property Transactions. Proceedings [online]  FIG XXII International Congress, Washington, D.C. USA, April 19-26 2002,

Sumrada, Rados (2002) Legal Issues Regarding Spatial Data. Proceedings [online] FIG XXII International Congress, Washington, D.C. USA, April 19-26 2002 TS3.2

Šumrada, R. (2002) Modeling methodology for cadastral subdivision process. Proceedings [online] GIS 2002 International Symposium, organised by the Chamber of Surveying Engineers Turkey, FIG and Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, 23-26 September 2002

Zevenbergen, J (2002) A Systems Approach to Land Registration and Cadastre, Proceedings [online] FIG XXII International Congress, Washington, D.C. USA, April 19-26 2002 TS7.2

Publications 2001

Stubkjær, Erik (2001) Integrating ontologies: Assessing the use of the Cyc ontology for cadastral applications. Pp 171 -184 in Bjørke, Jan Terje; Tveite, Håvard (Eds) ScanGIS'2001 Proceedings of the 8th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Science, 25th-27th June 2001, Ås, Norway. Published by the Department of Mapping Sciences, Agricultural University of Norway, Postboks 5034, N-1432 Ås, Norway and Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Norway. 275 p. ISBN 82-576-9502-5.

Frank, A.U. (2001) Tiers of ontology and consistency constraints in geographic information systems, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 15 (7), pp: 667-678.

H. Stuckenschmidt, E. Stubkjær & Ch. Schlieder (2001) Modeling Land Transactions: Legal Ontologies in Context Second International Workshop on Legal Ontologies, 13 December 2001, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Publications 2000

Stubkjær, Erik (2000) Real estate and the ontology of multidisciplinary, e.g. cadastral, studies, in: Stephan Winter (Ed): Geographical Domain and Geographical Information Systems. Geoinfo Series, vol 19, pp 97- 109. Institute for Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology. ISBN 3-901716-20-3.

Stubkjær, Erik (2000) Information communities - A case study in the ontology of real estate, in: Berit Brogaard (Ed): Rationality and Irrationality, Papers of the 23rd International Wittgenstein Symposium, August 13-19 2000, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria. Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Vol 8 (2), pp159-166. ISSN 1022-3398.

Stubkjær, Erik and Stuckenschmidt, Heiner (2000) Ontological engineering for the cadastral domain. in Fendel, EM (ed.): Proceedings of UDMS 2000. 22nd Urban and Regional Data Management Symposium, Delft, the Netherlands, 11-15. September 2000.