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dr. M.N. Koeva (Mila)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Mila is an Assistant Professor working in 3D Land Information. She holds a PhD in 3D modelling in architectural photogrammetry from the University of University of Architecture, Civil engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. She also holds a MSc. degrees in Engineering (Geodesy) from the same institution obtained in 2001.

Her professional career began at the GIS-Sofia Ltd. - a Municipality Company dealing with cadastre of the city of Sofia, firstly as a specialist in Photogrammetry, and later on becoming a Head of the department. Working there she took part in various projects using a number of professional GIS and photogrammetric software products (ARCGIS/PHOTOMOD/ERDAS) mainly for map creation, orthophoto production and 3D modelling. She has experience in aerial and satellite image processing including aerial triangulation, DTM generation, topographic feature extraction and texture mapping. Some of her activities were to coordinate all flight activities over the territory of the city of Sofia with foreign companies that own the required equipment. In 2012 her career development continued in a private company -   Mapex Jsc. as a Project manager. Her daily task was to apply   multidisciplinary approach while organizing and coordinating projects between the departments in the company.

Later she moved to University of Twente at the faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) where she is currently working as Assistant Professor in 3D Land Information. Working in ITC she is teaching topics of Photogrammetry and Remote sensing, GNSS, 3D Cadastre, 3D modelling, smart cities and BIM which include her main areas of expertise. 

She is co-chair of ISPRS WG IV/10 and is co-chair of 3D GeoInfo Delft 2018.

From April 2017 she is Project Coordinator of its4land, a multidisciplinary European Commision Horizon 2020 project, involving 8 academic and private-sector partners and 6 countries in Europe and Africa - www.its4land.com.

Expertise

Modeling
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Uav)
Gis
Land Rights
Visualization
Laser
Visualization
Standard
Image Analysis
Innovation
System
Ghana
Satellite Imagery
Digital Photogrammetry
Crops
Land
Imagery
Rwanda
Technology
Documentation
Urban Area
Photogrammetry
Global Perspective
Quickbird
Gnss
Zoning
Monitoring
Rwanda
Information System
Visualization
Case Study
Biomass
Biomass
Crop
Data Acquisition

Publications

Recent
Koeva, M. N., Crommelinck, S., Stöcker, C., & Crompvoets, J. (2018). Its4land - Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Innovative Geospatial Tools for Fit-For-Purpose Land Rights Mapping. In FIG Congress 2018: Embracing our smart world where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies, Istanbul, Turkey, May 6-11, 2018 (pp. 1-17). [9425] Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
Stöcker, C., Ho, S., Koeva, M. N., Nkerabigwi, P., Schmidt, C., Zevenbergen, J. A., & Bennett, R. (2018). Towards UAV-based Land Tenure Data Acquisition in Rwanda: Needs Assessment and Technology Response. In FIG Congress 2018: Embracing our smart world where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies, Istanbul, Turkey, May 6-11, 2018 [9428] Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
Kitsakis, D., Paasch, J., Paulsson, J., Navratil, G., Vucic, H., Karabin, M., ... Karki, S. (2018). Legal Foundations. In P. van Oosterom (Ed.), Best Practices 3D Cadastres: extended version (pp. 1-66). (FIG Publications). Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
Gerke, M., Stöcker, C., Crommelinck, S., & Koeva, M. N. (2018). UAV für das Kadaster - das EU-Projekt its4land. In UAV 2018 – Vermessung mit unbemannten Flugsystemen: Beiträge zum 169. DVW-Seminar (pp. 105). [116] (DVW Schriftenreihe; Vol. 89, No. 2018).
Tumlisan, G. Y., Bronsveld, M. C., & Koeva, M. N. (2018). UAS-based Measurement of Crop Height and Biomass. GIM International, 32(1), 17-19.
Koeva, M. N. (2017). Investigation of 3D modelling techniques. GIM International, 31(2), 25-27.
Koeva, M. N., Bennett, R. M., Gerke, M., Crommelinck, S. C., Stöcker, E. C., Crompvoets, J., ... Kundert, K. (2017). Towards innovative geospatial tools for fit-for-purpose land rights mapping. In D. Li (Ed.), Proceedings ISPRS geospatial week 2017, 18-22 September 2017, Wuhan, China (Vol. XLII-2/W7, pp. 37-43). (ISPRS Archives; Vol. XLII-2). Wuhan: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W7-37-2017
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Education

From the University of Twente she holds a university teaching qualification (UTQ) and has diverse teaching background in small and large groups. Current teaching activities cover areas of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 3D Cadastre, GNSS, cadastral rejuvination, 3D modelling, BIM and Smart Cities. She supervised more than 15 MSc students of their master research and is regularly invited for external examiner.

She was voted as one of the TOP 3 teachers in ITC for 2016-2017.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

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Courses

Projects

Project Coordinator of its4land, a multidisciplinary European Commision Horizon 2020 project, involving 8 academic and private-sector partners and 6 countries in Europe and Africa - www.its4land.com.

The main goal of its4land, an European Commission Horizon 2020 project is to develop innovative tools inspired by the continuum of land rights, fit-for-purpose land administration, and cadastral intelligence. its4land is using strategic collaboration between the EU and East Africa to deliver innovative, scalable, and transferrable ICT solutions. The innovation process incorporates a broad range of stakeholders and emergent geospatial technologies, including smart sketchmaps, UAVs, automated feature extraction, as well as geocloud services. The aim is to combine innovative technologies, capture the specific needs, market opportunities and readiness of end-users in the domain of land tenure information recording in Eastern Africa. The project consists of a four year work plan, €3.9M funding, and eight consortium partners collaborating with stakeholders from six case study locations in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda. The major tasks include tool development, prototyping, and demonstration for local, national, regional, and international interest groups. The case locations cover different land uses such as: urban, peri-urban, rural smallholder, and (former) pastoralist.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 3-016
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  3-016
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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