[OSGeo Africa] Data required - land ownership and ground water resources
chris at airphotoafrica.co.za
Thu Feb 7 22:44:54 PST 2013
Hopefully all the requests here for data sets will then become a thing of
the past ?
It will all be available via WMS & WFS ?
I still maintain that there needs to be a proper "Clearing-House" for all
Not everyone wants or needs "700 plus spatiallayers" divide and
optimise. Just get the stuff arranged properly and divide out the work
equally. The link I referenced .......
KwaZulu-Natal Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs
Has some interesting documents explaining the legislation as far as the
breakdown of organisational units and their responsibilites is concerned.
It also laments the dearth of competent and qualified GIS specialists.
Perhaps why the list receives all these requests for NATIONAL data sets.
What is happening at the lower levels ? Are they feeding revised and
updated data back up the line ?
BTW ; Nearly all State employees leave work at 16h00 -- just try and
get someone after 17h00 ! ( and before 08h00 )
Apologies if that offends anyone ( I am an advocate of the
"minimal state" )
On 8 Feb 2013 at 7:58, Walter Smit wrote:
> Aslam might disagree, but his department (admittedly another directorate -
> SPI) is constructing "El Dorado". Think spatial data from 13 sector
> departments and some parastatals; each of the 700 plus spatial layers
> assigned to a data custodian (responsible official); access over the
> internet plus WMS and possibly WFS.
> I cant elaborate, because it keeps me too busy :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Chris Sent: 07
> February 2013 05:24 PM To: Africa local chapter discussions Subject: Re:
> [OSGeo Africa] Data required - land ownership and ground water resources
> Seeing as ALL government employees have already gone home I suppose it
> is now safe to talk freely
> ( Ok ok I am joking ..... )
> I do not know about other areas but for KZN this might help
> The Cadastral Data Capture Project is interesting
> Other data appears to be available as well
> Why so quiet Mr Sam Yirenkyi ( Does GISSA not read this mail list ? )
> I seem to have found a bit of an "El Dorado" ( why did I never ever
> this site before ? Useless GOOGLE )
> "Out of the strong came something sweet"
> On 7 Feb 2013 at 21:12, Hanlie Pretorius wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Does anyone know where I can get data on which parts of SA is owned by
> > the state, privately or communal?
> > Also, is anyone aware of a country wide dataset of ground water
> > availability? I've checked the Council for Geosciences web site, but
> > didn't find anything there.
> > I'm actually more interested in the rural areas for both datasets, but
> > that would cover most of the country since I'm including densely
> > populated rural areas such as the old homelands.
> > Thanks
> > Hanlie
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