Posts tagged as City of Johannesburg

City of Joburg creates opportunities through a revised land use scheme

A revised Land Use Scheme that considers the environment first and most importantly Joburg’s Land Use Scheme, has been operational from 1 February 2019. The land use scheme allows citizens to build another dwelling on their property or use a residential property for business if it’s zone 1, 2, 3 or 4. The city prepares […]

Creating a heritage map with strong data governance principles

A healthy, dynamic city needs to strike a balance between welcoming development and economic growth while retaining its cultural significance. The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has done this through its Heritage portal, which is underpinned by strong data governance principles. The City of Johannesburg’s 120-year history, growing from a mining camp to metropolis, has left […]

GIS at the heart of development and data integration

First held in 1999 in the US, GIS Day has evolved into a global public awareness initiative which annually takes place in November and promotes geography and GIS technology and applications. The event coincides with the US’s Geography Awareness Week, and this year the United States Senate has recognised 15 November as “National GIS Day”. […]

Winners of the GeoJozi addressing challenge

  To help solve its addressing challenges, the City of Johannesburg opted for an unusual approach by engaging young talent in the GeoJozi Developer Challenge, launched in August 2016. The winners of the challenge were announced at the prize giving ceremony at the University of the Witwatersrand on 16 November 2016, which is also International GIS […]

Putting GIS in ward councillors’ hands

  With the recent local elections fresh in mind, the City of Johannesburg’s Corporate Geo-Informatics (CGIS) unit invited the city’s 135 ward councillors to its annual GIS Day, which took place at its offices in the Metro Centre on 14 November 2016. GIS Day is an annual grassroots awareness initiative started by the geographic information […]

Developer challenge to solve Joburg’s address issues

  The City of Johannesburg’s GeoJozi Developer Challenge calls on developers aged 30 or younger to help the City improve its systems of allocating and maintaining addresses across the 1 644 km2 municipality. Addresses and location are essential for the efficiency of a high functioning city. The initiative calls on software developers to work with […]