Posts tagged as GCRO

Biennial regional research findings published

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) released its Quality of Life (QoL) 2017/2018 survey with preliminary results in November 2018, the latest in a series of five such surveys. The survey, which covers three metros and several other local municipalities, was conducted between October 2017 and August 2018 and had 24 889 respondents. It included 248 questions […]

Survey reveals increase in Gauteng’s quality of life

  New data from the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) shows that satisfaction with municipalities in Gauteng has declined very slightly since 2013, but dissatisfaction has also dropped significantly. These results, released just weeks before the August local government elections,  suggest a greater middle-ground of potentially “undecided” voters. It is also clear that respondents increasingly distinguish […]

Spotlight on job reservation and mapping

  Mapping and job reservation for GISc Practitioners were the main focus of GISSA Gauteng’s end-of-year meeting on 26 November 2015 at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. The first speaker on the day was Dr. Peter Schmitz from the International Cartographic Association (ICA) who spoke about 2015-2016 being International Map Year (IMY). He explained that IMY […]

Debating the smart city concept and its role in South Africa

  The Internet of Things and Big Data have popularised the smart city vision, and smart cities are increasingly being seen as the solution to addressing the challenges of rapid urbanisation. However, the smart city concept also conjures up images of data being used as a big brother governance tool, rampant corporatisation of the smart […]

GCRO survey assists fact-based policy making and governance

  The highly regarded Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO) Quality of Life Survey (QoLS), now in it third release, was recently launched at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in the presence of the Gauteng premier, David Makhura. The survey of 27 000 people from a cross section of Gauteng residents is a joint research […]

Map of Gauteng’s backyard structures

This map  shows the spatial location and density of backyard structures, using the GeoTerralmage 2010 (2012 release) land per building dataset which maps individual structures. Backyard structures are displayed by mapping the sum of backyard structures per honeycomb grid. The highest number of the backyard structures were found in the city of Johannesburg (270 315) followed […]