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 […]

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 […]