Application of Remote Sensing and GIS to map Cadastre and Land Records
Application of Remote Sensing and GIS to map Cadastre and Land Records


Satellite images and Aerial Photos in support of cadastral maps provide the foundation for subsequent mapping projects to meet the needs of many crucial public services including tax assessment, emergency management, public works, Homeland Security planning and allowing individuals and businesses to raise capital based on property values.

Satellite and Airborne Remote Sensing technology providing GIS mapping solutions help agencies meet their primary responsibilities of ownership registration, parcel mapping, real property valuation, and data access and provides the tools to more efficiently collect, convert, improve map data and accurately assess properties for public use.

Tax Mapping in Friendswood QuickBird Image of Brussels, Belgium
Friendswoods, Texas USA - GIS
Tax Mapping
Brussels, Belgium - QuickBird

Remote sensing technology supports cadastral mapping of these records in the form of maps that can be updated because satellite and aerial remote sensed images provides details with respect to various features such as roads, railway line, streams, reserves, forest boundary, plantation crops and other different agricultural fields of the study area with higher spatial resolutions from satellite sensors such as GeoEye-1, WorldView-2, Worldview-1, QuickBird, IKONOS and SPOT-5 and medium resolution satellite images from satellite sensors Landsat and ASTER can provide multispectral image data for land cover and land use detection of projected areas.

Cadastre and Land Records - Monrovia, Liberia

Cadastre and Land Records: Monrovia, Liberia

Satellite images and Aerial Photos which forms the base for the generation of action plan maps, if used in the background of intelligent cadastral vector data, can improve the details of the thematic maps as well as action plan maps. It also helps in the monitoring of land cover changes that can be identified by detailed change detection processing procedures and implemented in the GIS cadastre mapping project.

GIS Tax Mapping in Little Rock, Arkansas

0.6m QuickBird - Little Rock, Arkansas - GIS Tax Mapping

The cadastral map has four main purposes:

  • Provides a cartographic record of official and sometimes private land surveys and subdivisions.
  • Facilitates the administration and transfer of land ownership.
  • Records land ownership.
  • Assists in the valuation and taxation of land.

High resolution satellite imagery can benefit cadastre mapping to:

  • Create DEMs to support production of ortho images
  • Identifying, interpreting, extracting and mapping as well as rural settlement detail, using stereoscopic photogrammetry and image processing.
  • Recognizing, classifying, mapping and monitoring land cover and land use changes for cooperative farms and forestry conservation.

GIS Layers

The demand for accurate digital property maps with high resolution satellite images incorporated in a GIS environment is perhaps more important than ever for agencies and owners. SIC's professional imaging and mapping team can provide End-to-End custom solutions that meet our client's needs.

Satellite Imaging Corporation is a leading global provider for high resolution satellite imagery, aerial photography, LiDAR and provides GIS/Cadastral mapping for land records, assessment, and cadastral agencies worldwide. Experienced in negotiating custom satellite images within both satellite and client-governed timelines, we work with image data from many United States and foreign operated satellites to procure the desired satellite image and aerial photos needed by your industry. These services include: