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

S Coetzer geotech.sarel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 21:46:47 PDT 2012

Hi Gavin

Sorry for late reply. I haven't check emails for a while.

Im an Oracle Spatial Developer for Gijima working on the Vulindlela project
We are essentially developing software to automate the administration of
the South African Cadastre by integrating Deeds and Chief Surveyor General
business processses.
The spatial module will contain several open source products such as GDAL
for importing and exporting spatial layers into various formats and
Openlayers & GeoExt to support client-side mapping functions.

What we are definitely following is OGC standards (for whats its worth).


*Sarel Coetzer*

GIS Specialist/Developer

Systems Engineering

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Cell:    +27 71 682 13 78

Email:  sarel.coetzer at gijima.com

*www.gijima.com* <http://www.gijima.com/>**

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Gavin Fleming <gavin at afrispatial.co.za>wrote:

>  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].
> --
> regards
> Gavin
> Gavin Fleminghttp://afrispatial.co.za
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