mr.dr. H.D. (Hendrik) Ploeger

mr.dr. H.D. (Hendrik) Ploeger



  • Data-driven city
  • Open data,
  • Real estate law (land law)
  • Land administration
  • Fundamental rights
  • Legal aspects of floating constructions & underground construction,
  • 3D and 4D cadastre.


Actual projects:

  • Amendments to the Civil Code for the juritecture of floating constructions
  • Interorganizational collaboration in the governance of subsurface infrastructure networks (SUBIN)


Hendrik Ploeger (1965) graduated in Dutch law at Leiden University and in civil and notary law at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 1997 he completed his PhD thesis on the subject of ownership of land and the horizontal division of the ownership rights. In the same year he carried out a comparative legal research at the E.M. Meijers Institute of Legal Studies at Leiden University on the subject of bored tunnels and the rights of landowners.

After an assistant-professorship in civil and notary law at Leiden University, he took up in 2001 an associate-professorship at Delft University of Technology.

From 2009-2019 he was also appointed on the the chair of land law and land administration at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. 

In the past years he published in the fields of the data-driven city, open data, land law, land administration and human rights. 

He is member of the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment (Emerald Group Publishing).

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  • 2018

    Best paper award

    Best paper award for the paper “Designing Open Spatial Information Infrastructure to Support 3D Urban Planning in Jakarta Smart City”, presented at the GeoDelft conference, a conference consisting of the ISPRS TC IV ‘Spatial Information sciences’ Symposium, the 13th International 3D GeoInfo Conference, the 6th International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres, and the 3rd International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities.

  • 2011

    World-wide inventory of the status of 3D-cadastres in 2010 and expectations for 2014

    Article of the month 2011 selected by the FIG because of the increased interest on 3D-cadastres

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