44th AfriGIS data show

Mar 20 2014

Data provider showcases updates and additions


AfriGIS held its 44th data show on 6 March 2014 in Midrand and explained the latest updates and changes to its 15 main datasets. Christopher Ueckermann, AfriGIS Data Manager, presented a numerical breakdown of the changes to each dataset, accompanied by maps displaying the changes according to province.


From this overview most prominent data additions have been made in Limpopo, the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, and the Free State. AfriForum’s William Waugh explained how his organisation’s making use of AfriGIS data for more effective and targeted marketing strategies, as well as to provide services such as Afrikaans navigator.


AfriGIS’s Brian Civin concluded the programme with a data model for risk analysis to showcase the depth of their data and its applications. Prominent additions were the 104 000 National Address Database (NAD) additions and 30 000 NAD record updates – most in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. Deeds and cadastre datasets were also updated, the latter with a focus on obtaining farm names, as there are legal and land reform applications for this data. The company also added 4308 points of interest to the 219 467 already in their database. The Gated Communities database, a layer added in 2010 with data on restricted areas with controlled entry and a high density population, had 33 650 additions. The verification and fine-tuning of already existing data also increases its “confidence level”, measuring the accuracy of data on a scale of one to eight, one being the most reliable.


As published in PositionIT March 2014 issue –

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