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GISSA Conference 2007


GIS – the Backbone of Service Delivery

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Innovative GIS techniques/methods in Service Delivery : Thursday June 7 Morning, 08.30 - 12.30:


1) Andries Naudé - CSIR Built Environment 
Development of the SA Geospatial Analysis Platform

2) Laven Pillay - Data World
Digital Pen Technologies

3) Robin Pascoe - Optron
New GPS Technology

4) Johan Maritz - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
A  geo-spatial methodology to locate accessible facilities for the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in South Africa.  

6) Vishanth Singh - Statistics South Africa
GPS and Digital Data Collection Technologies – Revolutionizing the way surveys are being done at Statistics South Africa.

7) Mark Thompson - Geoterraimage
KwaZulu-Natal Land Cover Mapping

8) Andries Naudé - CSIR Built Environment
Development of a functional typology of urban and rural areas for South Africa

9) Ilse Brits - Statistics South Africa
Title to be confirmed

10) Wilhelm Herbst - GISSA
Update:  Professional GIS Registration in South Africa



GIS in Government Workshop : Thursday June 7 Afternoon, 13.30 - 17.00:

1) Frikkie Brooks - DLGTA
GIS in the DLGTA

2) Chris Carter - MHP Geospace
Data Maintenance Strategies in a Municipal Environment

3) Shannon Rushworth - Dept of Health KZN
GIS is the Dept of Health

4) Sam Dagane - DLA
GIS in the Dept of Land Affairs

5) Ron Bennett - Dept of Agric
The BioResource Unit Programme

6) Andre Erasmus - Stats SA
Census Mapping and the use of geospatial technologies

7) Siyabonga Mngadi - Ethekwini Municipality
Dalisu-Spatial Decision Support Tool



Innovative GIS Applictions in Service Delivery : Friday June 8 Morning, 08.30 - 12.30:

1) Marlanie Moodley - Statistics South Africa
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) Geography Website

2) Talita Germishuyse - Agricultural Research Council for Soil, Climate and Water
New developments in AGIS

3) Muhammad Azeem Sadiq - Trakker
Optical Fiber Cable Management by GIS, GPS and Satellite Imagery

4) Bulelwa M Mohamed - Chief Directorate of Surveys and Mapping
The use of GIS in Service Delivery: Distribution of geo-spatial information outlets and identifying potential areas for new geo-spatial information outlets

5) Martiens Pelser - Open Spatial Solutions
Case Study: Lephalale Local Municipality using a Municipal Spatial Information System to improve service delivery

6) Natashia Morris - Medical Research Council 
Spatial decision support in malaria control

7) Stephanie Crone - Statistics South Africa
A Settlement Hierarchy for Limpopo Province, South Africa, based on Road Network Density and Accessibility

8) Simon Oloo - Department of Transport
The Development of a Road Building Materials map for KwaZulu-Natal

9) Sahr M Tengbeh -  Sigodi Marah Martin
The Application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health Management: A Case of HIV/AIDS.

10) Juanita Moolman - Dept Water Affairs and Forestry
An Automated Prodecudure to determine River long Profiles using a digital elevation model

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