[OSGeo Africa] Is Vulindlela e-cadastre FOSS?

Gavin Fleming gavin at afrispatial.co.za
Sun Sep 9 05:07:11 PDT 2012

On 05/09/2012 06:46, S Coetzer wrote:
> Im an Oracle Spatial Developer for Gijima working on the Vulindlela 
> project 
> <http://eepublishers.co.za/article/mmuso-riba-107-02-vulindlela-project.html>
> 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).

Thanks for this, Sarel

It's good to know some FOSS tools and open standards are being used in a 
big government project.

The big question however, is this: Is the whole Vulindlela project 
itself FOSS according to the government FOSS policy? In other words, 
could someone at a municipality or surveyor's office get the source code 
and set up their own instance of Vulindlela's e-Cadastre? And use an 
in-house or outsourced developer to modify and contribute to the project?

If it's not FOSS, why not?

And can you shed any light on why Oracle was chosen over PostGIS?




Gavin Fleming
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