Bahram is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA) at the University of Melbourne. He joined the department of infrastructure engineering in January 2020. He received his B.Sc. degree in Geomatics Engineering in 2013, and his M.Sc. degree in Geospatial Information System (GIS) from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran, in 2016. Bahram has three years’ experience working with GIS-related industries in Iran. His research interests focus on 3D cadastre, underground land administration, 3D data modelling, GIS, spatial analysis and computational intelligence.
Bahram’s thesis, “3D Data Modelling for Underground Urban Land Administration”, is one of the packages of an ARC linkage project entitled “3D Property Ownership Map Base for Smart Urban Land Administration”. From a land administration perspective, physical reality and legal extent of underground assets are essential for planning and managing underground areas. A fully integrated 3D representation of underground areas is necessary to address several issues resulting from current inefficient and fragmented 2D based underground data management and communication. Data model plays an underpinning role in integrating physical and legal data and managing underground space. Current data models focus on the physical or legal aspects of underground space and are mostly based on 2D approaches. There is a significant research gap in developing a 3D integrated data environment to manage the physical reality and legal extent of underground assets. Therefore, the aim of his thesis is to develop a 3D underground data model to enable integrated management of underground assets by linking legal spaces to the physical reality.