[OSGeo Africa] reminder: Survey of FOSS GIS usage in South Africa

Ndumiso Stengile nstengile at ruraldevelopment.gov.za
Tue Sep 4 03:23:36 PDT 2012

Hi Gavin
I haven't done much FOSS GIS. However I am familiar with the City of Cape Town, Statssa, Rural Development and the Ethekwini Municipality GIS data, and not forgetting the Demarcation Board.
I have had the privilege of downloading some shapefiles(Surveyor General, Demarcation Board, Ward Delimitation boundaries) and project on ArcExplorer and Geomedia Professional.
Currently, my work is GIS based and it does not allow outside access (Open Source) for other organisations.
Previous conferences (Map Africa, Africa Geospatial, Gissa, etc) sought to address this issue.
Hoping that this adresses your concerns.
Kindest regards
Ndumiso Stengile

>>> Gavin Fleming <gavin at afrispatial.co.za> 03/09/2012 10:57 AM >>>
Thanks for your responses so far. This is a reminder to send your response today describing any FOSS GIS work you've done or know about (details below). You are welcome to send it to the list as some of you have but you can also send it to me off-list at gavin at afrispatial.co.za.

--------[sent last Friday]

Hi fellow FOSS GISers

I'm conducting a snap survey of FOSS GIS in SA - please respond by Mon 3 Sept! I will use later responses but they won't be guaranteed to make it into the proceedings (deadline 5 Sept).

I'll be presenting a paper at the GISSA Ukubuzana in October with the following abstract:
Free and Open Source GIS Software is being used widely across South Africa in diverse applications. This presentation will showcase a number of projects implemented with FOSS GIS in government, private industry, civil society and other sectors. Case studies will be drawn from various companies, consultants and service providers.
I'd like to showcase what's being done and if I get a big enough response, to compile some stats. 

So, please send me some brief information about FOSS GIS work that you are or have been involved with or that you feel we should know about. 

I'm looking for work done with FOSS GIS in southern Africa by anyone OR work done by South Africans anywhere in the world. 

Any project counts, from a helpful script to a backend database to a big web application to a desktop GIS rollout - anything goes. 

Please send roughly the following:

- a brief description
- if web-based and public, a url
- otherwise, send screenshots, publications, etc. 
- reasons why you or the client chose to use FOSS GIS
- which FOSS GIS technologies you used

PS: Apologies for the short notice but I was only notified of paper acceptance yesterday [last Thurs now].



Gavin Fleminghttp://afrispatial.co.zat: 0218620670
c: 0845965680
f: 0866164820 
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