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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 was teaching topics of Photogrammetry and Remote sensing like Image processing, DTM, Orthophoto creation, GPS and 3D modelling. Her main areas of expertise include 3D modelling and visualization, 3D Cadastre, 3D Land Information, UAV, digital photogrammetry, image processing, producing large scale topographic and cadastral maps, GIS, application of satellite imagery for updating cadastral information among others. 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
Visualization
Standard
Image Analysis
Innovation
Land Rights
System
Ghana
Satellite Imagery
Laser
Digital Photogrammetry
Imagery
Urban Area
Photogrammetry
Global Perspective
Quickbird
Gnss
Zoning
Monitoring
Rwanda
Information System
Visualization
Case Study
Visualization
Laser

Research

ISI Journal Articles

Koeva, M.N., Luleva, M. and Maldjanski, P. (2017) Integrating spherical panoramas and maps for visualization of cultural heritage objects using virtual reality technology. In: Sensors : open access, 17 (2017)4article no. 829, 15 p.

Luo, X., Bennett, R., Koeva, M., Lemmen, C. & Quadros, N. (2017)  Quantifying the Overlap between Cadastral and Visual Boundaries: A Case Study from  Vanuatu. In : Urban Science. 1, 4, p. 32

Luo, Xianghuan., Bennett, R.M., Koeva, M.N. and Lemmen, C.H.J. (2017) Investigating Semi-Automated Cadastral Boundaries Extraction from Airborne Laser Scanned Data. In: Land : open access, 6(2017)3, article no. 60, 23 p.

Wassie, Y.A., Koeva, M.N., Bennett, R.M. and Lemmen, C.H.J. (2017) A procedure for semi-automated cadastral boundary feature extraction from high-resolution satellite imagery. In: Journal of spatial science,  (2017)IN PRESS19 p.

Koeva, M.N., Muneza, M., Gevaert, C.M., Gerke, M. and Nex, F.C. (2016) Using UAVs for map creation and updating : a case study in Rwanda. In: Survey review,  (2016)IN PRESS15 p.

Book Chapters

Kohli, D., Crommelinck, S., Bennett, R.M., Koeva, M.N. and Lemmen, C.H.J. (2017) Object-based image analysis for cadastral mapping using satellite images. In: Proceedings of Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXIII, 11-14 September 2017, Warsaw, Poland / edited by L. Bruzzone. Bellingham: SPIE, 2017. (Proceedings of SPIE; 10427) Article no. 104270V, 8 p.

Crommelinck, S., Bennett, R.M., Gerke, M., Koeva, M.N., Yang, M.Y. and Vosselman, G. (2017) SLIC superpixels for object delineation UAV data. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics, 4-7 September 2017, Bonn, Germany. Peer reviewed Annals, Volume IV-2/W3, 2017 / edited by C. Stachniss, W. Förstner and J. Schneider. ISPRS, 2017. ISSN: 2194-9050. pp. 9-16.

PhD theses

Koeva, M.N. (2015) 3D моделиране в архитектурната фотограметрия = 3D modelling in architectural photogrammetry : in Bulgarian. Sofia, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, 2015.

Conference proceedings:

Stöcker, E.C., Nex, F.C., Koeva, M.N. and Gerke, M. (2017) Quality assessment of combined IMU/GNSS data for direct georeferencing in the context of UAV-based mapping. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics, 4-7 September 2017, Bonn, Germany / edited by C. Stachniss, W. Förstner and J. Schneider. ISPRS, 2017. ISSN: 2194-9034. (ISPRS Archives Volume XLII-2/W6). pp. 355-361.

Koeva, M.N., Bennett, R.M., Gerke, M., Crommelinck, S., Stöcker, E.C., Crompvoets, J., Ho, S., Schwering, A., Chipofya, M., Schultz, C., Zein, T., Biraro, M., Alemie, B.K., Wayumba, R. and Kundert, K. (2017) Towards innovative geospatial tools for fit-for-purpose land rights mapping. In: Proceedings ISPRS geospatial week 2017, 18-22 September 2017, Wuhan, China / edited by D.Li ... [et al]. ISPRS, 2017. ISSN: 2194-9034. (ISPRS Archives Volume XLII-2/W7). pp. 37-43.

Matey, E., Lengoiboni, M. and Koeva, M.N. (2017) Zoning standards and compliance in the context of customary tenure system : a case study of West Ashiyie, Adentan muncipality in Ghana. In: Proceedings of FIG working week 2017 : Surveying the world of tomorrow : from digitalisation to augmented reality, 29 May - 2 June 2017, Helsinki, Finland. 24 p.

Koeva, M.N. (2016) 3D modelling and interactive web-based visualization of cultural heritage objects. In: Proceedings of the XXIII ISPRS Congress : From human history to the future with spatial information : Commission V, WG V/2, 12-19 July 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. / edited by L. Halounova, ... [et al.]. Prague: ISPRS, 2016. ISSN: 2194-9034. (ISPRS Archives Volume XLI-B5) pp. 297-303.

Koeva, M.N. and Oude Elberink, S.J. (2016) Challenges for updating 3D cadastral objects using LiDAR and image-based point clouds. In: Proceedings of the 5th international FIG workshop on 3D cadastres, 18-20 October 2016, Athens, Greece. Delft: FIG, 2016. pp. 169-182.

Aicardi, I., Nyapwere, N., Nex, F.C., Gerke, M., Lingua, A.M. and Koeva, M.N. (2016) Co-registration of multitemporal UAV image datasets for monitoring applications : a new approach. In: Proceedings of the XXIII ISPRS Congress : From human history to the future with spatial information : Commission I, 12-19 July 2016, Prague, Czech Republic / edited by L. Halounova, ... [et al.]. Prague: ISPRS, 2016. ISSN: 2194-9034. (ISPRS Archives Volume XLI-B1) pp. 757-763.

Grigolon, A.B., Singh, Y.J., Koeva, M.N. and Madureira, A.M. (2016) Transit-oriented development (TOD) assessment using 3D visualisation and modelling : prospects and opportunities. In: Proceedings of the 13th international conference on design & decision support systems in architecture and urban planning, 27-28 June 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 22 p.

Maurice, M.J., Koeva, M.N., Gerke, M., Nex, F.C. and Gevaert, C.M. (2015) A photogrammetric approach for map updating using UAV in Rwanda. In: Proceedings of GeoTech Rwanda 2015, 18-20 November 2015, Kigali, Rwanda. 8 p.

Koeva, M.N. (2013) Geographic information system - TOBEL. In: Proceedings of 29th urban data management symposium, 29-31 May 2013, London, United Kingdom / edited by C. Ellul, S. Zlatanova, M. Rumor and R. Laurini. (ISPRS Archives XL-4/W1). pp. 37-40. Full text | Full text

Madzharova, T., Petrova, V., Ivanova, K. and Koeva, M.N. (2008) Mapping from high resolution data in GIS SOFIA Ltd. In: ISPRS 2008 : Proceedings of the XXI congress : Silk road for information from imagery : the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 3-11 July, Beijing, China. Comm. IV, WG IV/9. Beijing : ISPRS, 2008. pp. 1409-1412.

Koeva, M.N. (2004) 3D realistic modelling and visualization of buildings in urban areas. In: Proceedings of international symposium on modern technologies, education and professional practice in geodesy and related fields, 4-5 November 2004, Sofia, Bulgaria. 7 p.

Alexandrov, A., Hristova, T., Ivanova, K., Koeva, M.N., Madzharova, T. and Petrova, V. (2004) Application of quickbird satellite imagery for updating cadastral information. In: XXth ISPRS congress : Geo - Imagery Bridging Continents, 12-23 July 2004, Istanbul, Turkey / - : International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), 2004 (International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing : IAPRS : ISPRS ; XXXV). 6 p.

Petrova, V. and Koeva, M.N. (2003) Digital photogrammetry in GIS Sofia Ltd.. In: Proceedings of the 3rd international PHOTOMOD user conference, 2-5 July 2003, Golitcino, Moscow Region, Russia. pp. 3-7.

Scientific and Professional Publications

Koeva, M.N. (2017) Investigation of 3D modelling techniques. In: GIM International, 31 (2017)2 pp. 25-27.

Onyimbi, J.R., Koeva, M.N. and Flacke, J. (2017) Public participation using 3D city models : e-participation opportunities in Kenya. In: GIM International, 31 (2017)7 pp. 29-31. Full text

Luo, Xianghuan., Bennett, R.M., Koeva, M.N. and Quadros, N. (2016) Cadastral boundaries from point clouds? : Towards semi-automated cadastral boundary extraction from ALS data. In: GIM International, 30 (2016)12 pp. 16-17.

Wassie, Y.A., Koeva, M.N. and Bennett, R.M. (2016) Towards automated detection of visual cadastral boundaries : initial investigation of imagery, algorithms and perceptions. In: GIM International, 30 (2016)8 pp. 23-25.

Koeva, M.N., Petrova, V. and Zhechev, D. (2003) Возможности неметрических камер в наземной фотограмметрии = Features non-metric cameras in terrestrial photogrammetry : in Russian. In: Geoprofi, (2003)4, pp. 19-21.

Presentations

Bennett, R.M., Zevenbergen, J.A., Zein, T., Koeva, M.N., Ho, S. and Crompvoets, J. (2017) Its4land : 7 innovations, 7 lessons, 70 minutes : powerpoint. In: Responsible Land Governance: Towards and Evidence Based Approach, Washington, D.C. March 20-24, 2017 : Proceedings of the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2017. 18 slides.

Koeva, M.N. and Oude Elberink, S.J. (2016) Challenges for updating 3D cadastral objects using LiDAR and image-based point clouds : powerpoint. Presented at: NCG Symposium 2016, 30 November 2016, Enschede, The Netherlands. 21 slides.

Koeva, M.N., Bennett, R.M. and Zevenbergen, J.A. (2016) A global perspective on 3D cadastral development : powerpoint. Presented at: NCG Symposium 2016, 30 November 2016, Enschede, The Netherlands. 13 slides.

Koeva, M.N., Bennett, R.M. and Zevenbergen, J.A. (2016) A global perspective on 3D cadastral development : powerpoint. Presented at: The Selçuk international scientific conference on applied sciences : spatial data processing, modelling, analysing and management for knowledge based systems, 27-30 September 2016, Antalya, Turkey. 18 slides.

Koeva, M.N. (2005) 3D visualization and modelling of buildings in the city of Sofia : abstract. Presented at: International symposium on modern technologies, education and professional practice in geodesy and related fields, 3-4 November 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria. 1 p.

Publications

Recent Articles
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
Stöcker, C., Nex, F. C., Koeva, M. N., & Gerke, M. (2017). Quality assessment of combined IMU/GNSS data for direct georeferencing in the context of UAV-based mapping. 355-361. Paper presented at ISPRS 2017 : International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics, Bonn, Germany.
Crommelinck, S. C., Bennett, R. M., Gerke, M., Koeva, M. N., Yang, M. Y., & Vosselman, G. (2017). SLIC superpixels for object delineation UAV data. In C. Stachniss, W. Forstner, & J. Schneider (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics: ISPRS Peer reviewed Annals, Volume IV-2/W3 (Vol. IV-2/W3, pp. 9-16). [ ISSN: 2194-9050] (The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). DOI: DOI: 10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W3-9-2017 · License: CC BY 4.0
Kohli, D., Crommelinck, S., Bennett, R., Koeva, M., Lemmen, C., Bruzzone, L. (Ed.), ... Benediktsson, J. A. (Ed.) (2017). Object-based image analysis for cadastral mapping using satellite images. In L. Bruzzone (Ed.), Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXIII (pp. 33). [104270V] (SPIE Proceedings Series; Vol. 10427). The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). DOI: 10.1117/12.2280254
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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.

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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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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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