What is it about?

In a groundbreaking study, researchers are pioneering the use of three-dimensional (3D) spatial datasets in property valuation, marking a significant leap from the traditional two-dimensional (2D) approaches. This innovative method, focusing on 3D locational and environmental characteristics of properties, especially viewshed analysis, is set to revolutionize how property values are estimated and understood. Traditionally, property valuation has relied heavily on 2D cadastral systems, providing limited legal and geometric information. However, these systems fall short in capturing the comprehensive essence of properties, particularly in urban areas where the third dimension plays a crucial role in valuation.

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Why is it important?

The new study is part of an effort to extend the ISO 19152:2012 Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) for property valuation. By integrating 3D spatial analyses, including viewshed analysis, the team aims to develop more accurate and holistic valuation profiles. Utilizing open topography, building, and height datasets, the researchers have conducted several viewshed analyses in the Netherlands. These analyses demonstrate how different 3D data sources can significantly enhance the understanding of a property's value, taking into account factors like visibility, skyline views, and environmental context. "The inclusion of 3D data in property valuation is not just a technical upgrade, it's a paradigm shift," explains lead researcher Dr. Jan van Dijk. "This approach enables us to capture the true essence of a property's value in its urban context, something that was previously overlooked in traditional valuation methods." The study's findings are expected to have far-reaching implications for the real estate industry, urban planning, and land administration. By incorporating 3D characteristics into valuation registries, property assessments can become more accurate, transparent, and aligned with modern urban landscapes. The research team's main contribution lies in demonstrating the feasibility and significance of including derived 3D characteristics in property valuation. This innovation is seen as a crucial step towards sustainable development and more effective land management practices. As the world increasingly moves towards three-dimensional data for various applications, this study in the Netherlands sets a precedent for the real estate and land administration sectors globally. The implications of this research are not just academic but have the potential to impact real-world property markets and urban development strategies.

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This page is a summary of: 3 Dimensional data research for property valuation in the context of the LADM Valuation Information Model, Land Use Policy, November 2020, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104179.
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