[OSGeo Africa] Chief Surveyor Ggeneral -- View Spatial Data -- Website not working

Mike Caister Mike.Caister at drdlr.gov.za
Sun Mar 4 22:12:43 PST 2018

Good morning,

According to CSG, the CSG Map Guide Server hard drive crashed, and is currently being working on.
No indication has been given as to when the service will be restored.

The Office of the CSG states that they apologise for the inconvenience.

Please note that the data displayed on CSG’s MapGuide viewer can be acquired in shapefile format from the Office of the CSG, or for each province from the respective province’s SG office.


Mike Caister

Spatial Database Manager
Survey Technician ST1397
Office of the Surveyor General: KwaZulu-Natal
300 Pietermaritz Street
PO Box 396

Email:    Mike.Caister at drdlr.gov.za<mailto:macaister at sgkzn.gov.za>
Tel:      033 355 2929
Fax:      033 394 7610

From: Africa [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Tim Sutton
Sent: 04 March 2018 22:12
To: chris at airphotoafrica.co.za; Africa local chapter discussions <africa at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] Chief Surveyor Ggeneral -- View Spatial Data -- Website not working


Chris I don’t know anything about what is going on at SG but I can say we updated our SG Downloader QGIS plugin to work with the recent changes. Just search from in the QGIS plugin manager for:

SG Diagram Downloader
A tool for QGIS that will download SG (South African Surveyor General) diagrams.

You need to have a parcels layer which contains SG cadastral ID’s for the plugin to work, so I don’t know if it is going to be useful for you or not.



On 02 Mar 2018, at 20:02, Chris <chris at airphotoafrica.co.za<mailto:chris at airphotoafrica.co.za>> wrote:

A follow up ,

Apart from the one reply from Nic from 1MAP there has been no answer to my original post.

I have again attempted to access the SG website to view spatial data -- with the same error message and non-access.

Surely someone must know what is going on at trhe SG offices ?

Is the whole SG web ecosystem being re moulded  ?

Something to do with the R50Million tender to ESRI SA and  AGIZO Solutions for the ....

National Spatial Planing Data Repository ( NSPDR )

SPIsys appears to be still up and runing ?
( However a request for registration there has gone unanswered for two weeks now ? )



On 27 Feb 2018 at 12:29, Chris wrote:

>     Greetings All ,

>     Sometime ago there was some traffic in connection with
>     IP addresses ( numbers ) to use to access SG website

>     I have been trying to access the -- view spatial data
>     section of the site for about two weeks without success.

>     This is the launch page

>     http://csg.dla.gov.za/spatial.htm

>     Always used to work fine for me before using just the
>     browser.

>     I find this a very helpful resource ( which some others see
>     fit to charge for )

>     Any ideas / suggestions ?

>     Thanks

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