Land Assembly System – Model Specification
The model specifies the data and processes common to land assembly, irrespective of geographic or procedural requirements. The model recognises those aspects of land assembly that vary according to geography and procedures and is configurable to meet them. As such, the model is applicable to any land assembly requirement anywhere.
The model specification aims to capture, in one place, current knowledge of the land assembly activity to provide:
a suitable means of knowledge transfer;
a platform for continuous improvement, and;
a basis for developing sustainable software products to support land assembly activities.
The model comprises fully documented and integrated data and process models, based on the experience of many infrastructure and regeneration projects, expert input and best management practice.
The model is documented in the Unified Modelling Language (UML), which is a standard way of describing and visualising systems. This provides great flexibility in use of the model. It can be output, in human readable format for the whole of the land assembly system or just a part, for example, compensation. In machine readable format it can be used to auto-configure existing software systems to support land assembly or to create new systems.
It provides the basis for a published data model for land assembly and a linked data transfer standard.