Posts tagged as land-cover

Latest update of the national land cover launched

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) Spatial Information Management directorate has launched the 2018 National Land Cover (NLC) for South Africa at an event for stakeholders in Pretoria on 1 October 2019. The national land cover is one of the country’s base datasets outlined in the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Act of 2003, and plays […]

Collaborative opportunities for high-res land cover products discussed

The First United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress was held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China from 19 to 21 November 2018. The Congress was organised by the United Nations through Statistics Division as the UN-GGIM Secretariat (United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management), in collaboration with the Government of China through the […]

Cultivation data added to Zambian land cover

  GeoTerraImage has released the latest version of the 2015 Southern African Land-cover geospatial product, which now includes settlements. The company has added new data in its ongoing development of an off-the-shelf catalogue of current southern African landscape information, with the recent completion of a country-wide, high detail inventory of cultivated lands across Zambia. This […]

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 […]