Posts tagged as Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Confusion reigns at Surveyor-General offices

This article has been updated since its initial publication. Uncertainty and confusion currently reign at South Africa’s Surveyor-General offices which are responsible for managing South Africa’s cadastral information and services. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has officially confirmed that the Chief Director: Cadastral Spatial Information Siyabonga Mdubeki has been suspended pending […]

SA geomatics industry showcases technology and tackles skills concerns

  The South African geospatial industry’s annual gathering, Geomatics Indaba 2016, saw over 700 delegates attending the two day conference at Emperors Palace, and 400 delegates participating in the Technology and Field Training Day at the Transnet School of Rail in Ekurhuleni. The theme for the indaba, “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure […]

Effort to standardise a national land use classification scheme

  The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s National SPLUM Forum met in Ekurhuleni on 7 September 2016 to develop a standardised National Land Use Classification scheme. The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act of 2013 (SPLUMA) requires the department to prescribe norms and standards for Land Use Management and Land Development that […]

Gallery: National SPLUM Forum land-use meeting, 7 September 2016

  The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s National SPLUM Forum met in Ekurhuleni on 7 September 2016 to develop a standardised National Land-use Classification scheme. The meeting brought together town planners and GIS users to work on standard land use definitions, classes, features and symbology in an attempt to harmonise land use classifications. […]

Consulting on land cover classes and definitions

  The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) recently held a consultative workshop in Pretoria on the draft National Land Cover Class and Definitions Standard. The workshop was part of a series of seven nationwide workshops held during May 2016 by the department to gather input and comments from members of the geo-information […]

DEM community prioritises future actions

  The SA-GEO National Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Community of Practice (CoP) met on 15 March 2016 to discuss the CoP’s terms of reference and annual work plan. The forum was attended by representatives from research organisations, government departments and private companies. The South African Group on Earth Observations (SA-GEO) is a national earth observations […]

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