Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

A design of temporal geographic information systems (TGIS) for Turkish land register and cadastre data

  Mehmet Alkan1* and Çetin Cömert2      
  1Zkü Engineering Faculty, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Department, 67100, Zonguldak, Turkey. 2Ktü Engineering Faculty, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Department, 61100, Trabzon, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 30 April 2010



As in many other countries, land register and cadastre (LRC) data has a very large spectrum of users in Turkey. Such a phrase that "many public and private organizations" can be used is LRC data. The need is not only for up-to-date but also for “temporal” data. Since the traditional LRC system has a manual archiving system, the temporal analyses needed by different users cannot be performed in a rapid and reliable way. Moving from this point on and being motivated by the fact that there has been no research work on this issue in Turkey; this research undertook designing and developing a Temporal Geographic Information System (TGIS) for the country. In this context, the relevant agencies have been investigated first to evaluate their temporal analyses needs. Then, the temporal analyses were categorized. Finally, the TGIS was designed, developed, and tested.


Key words: Temporal geographic information system, land register and cadastre data, temporal analyses, spatio-temporal queries.