Know your era know your data

  This article provides information on the way we see data and how it is inputted into current and future programmes. It highlights that the input method and the way the data is saved in the database is important. The article also explains the difference in the use of the period and comma in different […]

GIS-based identification of suitable sites for tilapia fish farming in Gauteng

  In October 2010, the Agricultural Research Council – Institute for Soil, Climate and Water (ARC-ISCW) was contracted to research the use of a geographical information system (GIS) for the identification of suitable sites for warm water fish aquaculture (in ponds and cages) in the Gauteng Province, to this end, suitability maps for Mozambique tilapia […]

Geo-database compilation for seismo-tectonic investigations

  Seismo-tectonic modelling used for seismic hazard and risk assessments requires a complete comprehension of the geology, tectonics, palaeo-seismology, regional geophysical anomalies, historical and instrumental seismicity, and other neo-tectonic phenomena like relative plate motions and current tectonic plate stresses. This paper shows progress made in compiling available geospatial data relevant for this kind of modelling […]

Quantifying service delivery demand in South African cities

  In terms of the development of towns and cities, South Africa is a relatively young country where significant development is still happening on a day-to-day basis and where dramatic growth and changes in land use have happened over the last sixty years. This has been accelerated by numerous changes in town and regional planning […]

The Statistics South Africa Geospatial Strategy

  by Ashwell Jenneker, Statistics South Africa A glance at the current landscape indicates that geospatial information does not meet planning and policy requirements to implement the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030. Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) response to the NDP is that no realistic and sustainable planning or development can be done without an […]