NSPDR Ecosystem NSPDR Ecosystem

Integrated

Spatial Planning

  • South Africa does not have a central repository that utilises data for spatial planning, monitoring and evaluation, and/or coordinating purposes.
  • Currently, most departments have standalone databases and tools that are being used for planning and reporting purposes.
  • Many of these do not have integrated spatial referencing and some departments rely only on spreadsheets to manage their planning and business processes.

  • Enables SPLUMA by supporting and strengthening the capacity of provinces and municipalities.
  • Improves integrated planning by creating an ecosystem for real-time sharing of spatial data among various spheres of government, state-owned entities and the private sector.
  • Removes subjectivity from the planning functions, and move towards an evidence-based approach.
  • Develops mechanisms that will facilitate effective and efficient collaboration amongst government departments to foster alignment of their programs, budgets and processes.

The NSPDR will enable sharing of spatial planning information across all spheres of government and the private sector and will support key objectives of the NDP.


01   Share Spatially


Ability to share spatial information on the Ecosystem with other users, departments and municipalities anywhere in the country.

02   Plan Effectively


Ability to overlay spatial information over core, reference and secondary base datasets critical for effective spatial planning.

03   Analyse Locally


Ability to use the Ecosystem for spatial analysis to facilitate spatial planning to meet individual municipal needs.

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Esri’s ArcGIS® platform

The ArcGIS® platform diagram can be unpacked into the various components, workflows and methods to show how each component contributes to the system.

Data Management

The central database storing all relevant geospatial data, providing a range of data management tools.

Author Services

Web services are a method of sharing geospatial content across the web.

Host Services

Services provide a ‘live view’ into the geodatabase in a very fast and reliable way.

Host Items

The portal is the place where users can go to discover, use, make and share maps.

Create Web Maps

A web map is a user-created combination of items from the portal that creates a “mash-up” of geospatial information.

Create Applications

Platform apps are simply web maps that are presented to the user for a particular, focussed purpose.

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Base Data:
Thematically Available

Admin. Boundaries

  • Municipal Demarcation Board
  • Independent Electoral Commission

Imagery

  • National Geospatial Information
  • SA National Space Agency

Road Networks

  • Department of Transport
  • SA National Roads Agency Limited

Social Statistics

  • Statistics South Africa
  • ...

Land Use / Cover

  • National Geospatial Information
  • Rural Development & Land Reform

Cadastre

  • Chief Surveyor-General
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Hydrology

  • Dept. of Water and Sanitation
  • Catchment Management Agencies

Geodesy

  • National Geospatial Information
  • ...

Conservation Areas

  • Dept. of Environmental Affairs
  • ...

Geo-Spatial:
Tools and Features

Reference Web Maps

  • Interactive
  • Print functionality
  • Add data from external sources
  • Online analytical tools and queries
  • Flexible to meet departmental and user needs
  • Capacity enhancement to core DRDLR GIS team

Geoprocessing Tools

  • Ability to extract location-specific data
  • Various formats to suit user needs
  • Download extracted data (available offline)
  • Data automatically emailed as compressed file
  • Expose additional geoprocessing tools to meet department and user needs

Additional Links

  • Government websites
  • External databases
  • Synergies

M&E Dashboards

  • Reporting
  • Accessible online
  • SPLUMA implementation and compliance

Document Repository

  • Upload spatial data
  • Acts, by-laws and other documents

E-Learning:
Training Platform

The NSPDR E-Learning Web Portal is a friendly online learning tool within everyone’s reach. The portal is dedicated to help create and achieve a learning environment that appeals to all learning levels where the learner can confidently understand the training material presented on the platform. It allows the learner to acquire skills faster, retain knowledge longer and apply their newly gained skills to the real world.

E-Learning


Below are some of the key features of the training platform:

Access to interactive courses with multimedia support...

This easy to use platform is dedicated to help create and achieve an environment that appeals to everyone’s learning levels.
It allows learners to acquire skills faster, retain knowledge longer, and apply these skills in the real world.

Test your knowledge with the assessment modules...

This easy to use platform is dedicated to help create and achieve an environment that appeals to everyone’s learning levels.
It allows learners to acquire skills faster, retain knowledge longer, and apply these skills in the real world.

Graphical representation of your training performance...

This easy to use platform is dedicated to help create and achieve an environment that appeals to everyone’s learning levels.
It allows learners to acquire skills faster, retain knowledge longer, and apply these skills in the real world.

Quickly provide feedback on your training experience...

This easy to use platform is dedicated to help create and achieve an environment that appeals to everyone’s learning levels.
It allows learners to acquire skills faster, retain knowledge longer, and apply these skills in the real world.


NSPDR E⁠-⁠Lodgement

The NSPDR Ecosystem, through it’s E⁠·⁠Lodgement application, provides a portal readily available to all municipalities in all provinces, enabling SPLUMA compliance.

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