Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics
ISSN (Print): 2373-6690 ISSN (Online): 2373-6704 Website: Editor-in-chief: Maria TSAKIRI
Open Access
Journal Browser
Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014, 2(1), 1-10
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-2-1-1
Open AccessArticle

Coupling GIS and Photogrammetry for the Development of Large-Scale Land Information System (LIS)

Ibraheem A. Th.1, , Daham A. M.2 and Hussein S. N.1

1Nahrain University, College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department

2Baghdad University, College of Engineering, Surveying Engineering Department

Pub. Date: January 12, 2014

Cite this paper:
Ibraheem A. Th., Daham A. M. and Hussein S. N.. Coupling GIS and Photogrammetry for the Development of Large-Scale Land Information System (LIS). Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014; 2(1):1-10. doi: 10.12691/jgg-2-1-1


GIS is now being used by Civil Engineers in every application domain and throughout every aspect of the enterprise, be it on the desktop, in the field, or in collaboration with others. Digital photogrammetry is most commonly associated with the production of topographic mapping generally from conventional aerial stereo photography. As for the GIS Photogrammetry can be seen as a system of hardware, software, and procedures designed to support the capture, management, manipulation, analysis, modeling, and display of spatially referenced data for solving complex planning and management problems. Photogrammetry-supported GIS is concerned with the accuracy of the data used in GIS offering ways of direct visualization and easier interpretation in a real-world scale. Matching the mosaic images usually implies that the radiometric intensity data from one image representing a particular feature must be matched to the intensity data from the second image, representing the same feature. After the production of mosaic for the study area, stereo pair of the final form the ArcView software was used to prepare a digital map with multi layers. The layers, which were 12 layers formed: main roads layer, Pedestrian roads layer, parks layer, Gardens layer, Service buildings layer, college of engineering layer, college of science layer, college of politics layer, architecture department layer, engineering labs layer, collection of colleges buildings layer and lectures halls layer. After the completion of the drawing layers have been producing digital map in its final form.

ArcView digital mapping GIS LIS mosaic Photogrammetry and surveying

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit


Figure of 17


[1]  Folger P, (2009), "Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Current Issues and Future Challenges", Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress, USA.
[2]  GIS\Survey\photogrammetry subcommittee, (2001), “Definition of Photogrammetry”, Subcommittee meeting, 12 June 2001.
[3]  Ibraheem A. Th, (2008), “The Application of Geographical Inf ormation System in Civil Engineering”, Integration teaching and research with community service, Book No.87, pp: 436-455 college of engineering, university of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
[4]  Ibraheem A. Th. And Musa Y., (2011), “Incorporating Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) into GIS for Optimum Route Location”, International Geoinformatics Research and Development Journal (IGRDJ), Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp: 1-19, Canada.
[5]  Karsli F., Ayhan E. and Tunc E, (2009),”Building 3D Photo-Texture Model Integrated with GIS for Architecture Heritage Conservation” , KTU, Engineering. USA.
[6]  Madani M, (2001), “Importance of Digital Photogrammetry for a complete GIS”, 5th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference. Cartagena, Columbia May 21-25, 2001.
[7]  Moffitt F. H, Bouchard H, (1987), “surveying”, Eighth Edition, university of California, Berkeley.
[8]  Neto F. A, (1999), “Educating Engineers in Photogrammetry-Supported GIS”,
[9]  Williamson, I. and Enemark, S., 1994, “Cadastre and Land Management”, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
[10]  Yagoub M. M, (2008),” Photo Mosaic and Orthophoto” , Department of Geography ,Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.