[OSGeo Africa] KZN Schools Shape File

Garren Soutar garren at umhlabageomatics.co.za
Tue Dec 8 04:46:50 PST 2015

Thank you to everyone who replied to my query.

Debbie Sutherland of NGI kindly emailed me a spreadsheet and kml file of 
the KZN schools. NGI undertook the task of verifying and correcting the 
spatial component of the Department of Basic Education’s data set – the 
National EMIS or the Education Management Information System, this 
dataset is updated to end 2012 (Debbie Sutherland, Putting schools on 
the map. Available at: http://www.ee.co.za/article/ngi-011-06.html)

I also downloaded the Basic Education database /QUARTER 1 OF 2015: JUNE 
2015 /from 
(thanks to FC Basson for this link).

A quick comparison between the two datasets shows the following:



*Total Schools*


*No Coordinates*


*In Basic Education Not In NGI*


*In NGI not in Basic Education*

Basic Education
















After a very quick spatial inspection of the two datasets it appears 
that the NGI dataset is spatially more accurate, but the Basic Education 
list is more current so I will be using both lists to identify schools 
in my project area.

Thanks again to all who helped me with these datasets.

Garren Soutar

** 	*Umhlaba Geomatics Inc.*
/"Turning Data Into Information"/
84 Gladstone Street, Dundee, 3000
Office: 034 212 3195 Cell: 082 619 6412

On 08/12/2015 11:39 AM, Basson, FC wrote:
> Hi Garren
> Check the downloads on this page: http://www.education.gov.za/EMIS/EMISDownloads/tabid/466/Default.aspx
> Regards
> FC
> From: Africa [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Garren Soutar
> Sent: 08 December 2015 09:58 AM
> To: Africa at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: [OSGeo Africa] KZN Schools Shape File
> Good Morning
> Anyone know where I can get an updated shape file of KZN schools or the updated spreadsheet with coordinates? I have found a spreadsheet on the Department of Education website, but no coordinates.
> Thanks
> Garren Soutar
> Umhlaba Geomatics Inc.
> "Turning Data Into Information"
> 84 Gladstone Street, Dundee, 3000
> Office: 034 212 3195 Cell: 082 619 6412
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