GIS and its role at the Electoral Commission

  by Clare van Zwieten, EE Publishers GIS plays an important role in enabling the Electoral Commission to fulfil its mandate to impartially manage free and fair elections at all levels of government. This article looks at the role played by the GIS Unit at the Electoral Commission in preparing for the upcoming national and […]

Creating a national online GIS repository

  Information from 1Map Spatial Solutions GIS is indispensable in planning, management and many engineering, design and property related industries. The state invests vast amounts of money to have the data captured and aerial photos flown. Despite the fact that the data in source format is available at minimal cost and, in certain instances, for […]

Land tenure administration and GIS: trends and challenges

by Dr. Michael Barry, University of Calgary, Canada The article describes the current state of the GIS market and some of the major trends in land tenure administration. While GIS has become a multi-billion dollar market, the majority of land interests around the world are yet to be recorded. The article describes some of the […]

Target audiences, media and messages for SDI training

by Victoria Rautenbach and Serena Coetzee, University of Pretoria; Julian Smit, University of Cape Town; Heindrich du Plessis, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform; and Ivan Farayi Muzondo, Tshwane University of Technology This article aims to report on research conducted to identify the different target audiences and corresponding SDI education and training media and […]

The need for consolidated geodatabases

by Alistair Main, GCS Water and Environmental Consultants This article will illustrate the value that geomatics, geographical information systems (GIS), surveyors and related geospatial professionals can add to the South African mining industry by identifying and populating gaps in available information. It will illustrate ways in which national geospatial systems need to develop in order […]