Much has already been said and written about the Geomatics Profession Bill which first saw the light of day in 2005. Over the years it assumed various forms but was left largely unaltered despite general opposition from the very geomatics professions it seeks to regulate. At this late stage it does not help to dwell on the process that was followed, as flawed as we believe it to have been. Our premise is that the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has pursued the transformation of the profession of the land surveying profession without considering the other geomatics professions, and that this has led to unintended consequences… (more)