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This article aims to report on research conducted to identify the different target audiences and corresponding SDI education and training media and messages that will contribute towards the development of the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI)… (more)

The objective of the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI) is to facilitate the capture, management, maintenance, integration, distribution and use of spatial information in South Africa. To realize this objective, SASDI stakeholders have to understand the purpose and benefits of SASDI… (more)

The aim of this paper is to explore the application of the Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) to the City of Johannesburg Land Information System. The LADM is a conceptual schema which is being developed by the ISO/TC211 for modelling the rights, restrictions and responsibilities affecting land and their geospatial and/or geometric components… (more)

The objective of this research is to evaluate the ease of setting up a geospatial thematic web service in three open source web map servers, namely MapServer, GeoServer and QGIS Server. In the context of our current research which aimed at finding novel ways of visualising linked data in the form of thematic maps over the internet, this paper shows a procedure used in selecting one of the state-of-the art open source web map server.. (more)

Electricity production constitutes a key factor in the development of any nation. Use of coal, oil or gas for electricity production has been identified as contributor to environmental pollution and climate change. Hence, the need to produce electricity from renewable energy sources that impact less negatively on the environment… (more)

South Africa faces challenges similar to the rest of the world: climate change, food security, sustainable development and humanitarian disasters. Scientists and professionals with GISc knowledge and skills are required to find sustainable solutions for these challenges… (more)

During the 1990s Namibia marked the introduction and acceptance of desktop geographical information system (GIS) technology into various sectors at national, regional and local community levels. This technology quickly disseminated across many disciplines, and desktop GIS has now been established as an important component of research, strategic planning and evidence based decision making in the public and private sectors… (more)

In this article we assess two repositories of volunteered geographical information (VGI) (the 2nd South African Bird Atlas Project and OpenStreetMap) against the seven commonly-used dimensions of the quality of geographical information.. (more)

This paper reports on a desktop study for Eskom to assess the availability of spatial data for electricity planning from renewable energy sources for the African sub-Saharan region, excluding South Africa… (more)

Botswana is currently drafting a proposal for an address assignment scheme for location and postal addresses as part of the “Addressing Botswana” project. This article examines the address assignment scheme and proposes criteria for an address assignment scheme in Botswana… (more)

An important new South African address standard (SANS 1883, Geographic information – Addresses), has recently been published in three parts.  Serena Coetzee, project leader for the standard, gives an overview of this very versatile standard, explaining among other things why it caters for no fewer than twelve different types of addresses, and how it can accommodate all eleven South African official languages… (more)

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) officially launched the South African Address Standard, SANS 1883, on 15 and 16 October 2009 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. SABS through the Standards South Africa sub committee SC 71E Information Technology – Geographic Information, and various organisations in both the public and private sectors prepared the series of standards… (more)

SANS 1883, Geographic information – Addresses, South Africa’s address standard was officially launched on 15 October 2009. The aim of the South African address standard is not to devise a new system of addressing nor to build a national address database, but rather to enable interoperability in address data, which will facilitate the allocation of addresses and the use of address data… (more)

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