[Foss4g2008loc] Local GIS data

Heindrich Du Plessis HDUPLESSIS at sli.wcape.gov.za
Wed Sep 3 11:13:30 EDT 2008

Josh and Gavin
I have requested Sue Kirschner to assist you with the request. See e-mail address above. Kindly indicate exactly what data you would like and she will source the data if not readily available at CDSM. Also indicate to her where she can deliver the data. I expect that it will be on DVD and she can arrange to have it delivered to the address using our courier service. The data may be used by any participant running workshops or presentations. Please acknowledge the source of the data as indicated by Sue.
Kind regards
Heindrich du Plessis (Dup)

>>> "Josh Livni" <josh at umbrellaconsulting.com> 9/3/2008 5:02:43 PM >>>


I think it would be great if there was some repository of local (South Africa / Cape Town based ) GIS data available for workshop presenters to integrate, as applicable.

In the workshop I am assisting with it would be great to provide local data to integrate with.  For example, if we could have some census, zoning, street, or even the general municipality boundaries to work with, it would mean our demo app could be aimed at the local region, which I think would be nice. 

I was going to contact the GIS folks listed on the capetown.gov.za site, but figured I would check in here first to see if any of you locals or others have already hit them up (what was their response?) or otherwise have located a public download site for this type of data.

Obviously this is not an urgent matter for any workshops -- we can easily focus on an area where there's lots of freely available data.  But as long as we're a bunch of GIS folks in Cape Town, I figure we may as well see about getting our hands on the local stuff.


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