South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI): Electronic Metadata Catalogue (EMC)Theme: Economy Date Added: 2018-12-18
What is it?
The SASDI EMC aggregates spatial meta-data (and data) which is captured and published by data custodians from various South African departments and agencies.
- Meta-data (and data) for over 2000 spatial datasets
- Administrative and census boundaries
- NGI imagery and topographic maps
- Climate, environmental, energy and transport datasets
Why is it Important?
SASDI increases the discoverability and accessibility of spatial data by providing a central access point for publishing and finding dataset information, using standard data descriptions.
How can it be accessed and used?
SASDI (meta)data is best accessed through the search page, and specifically the 'listing' tab where you can search and view lists of datasets relevant to a query. Highlights include:
Imagery and topographic maps from the Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information (NGI) at DRDLR.
Administrative and census boundaries, including sub-place areas, from the Municipal Demarcation Board and Statistics South Africa.
Energy, road and rail infrastructure through the NGI topographic maps but also directly from Eskom, NERSA and provincial departments.
Environmental, climate, biodiversity and biomass datasets from the Department of Environmental Affairs, CSIR, SAEON and others.
*Water bodies and land features * (natural/ man-made) through NGO topographic maps but also directly from the Department of Water and Sanitation.
Topographical Vector Data - KwaZulu Natal
Resource contact name:Directorate National Spatial Information Framework (NSIF): Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
Creation or start date:2018-12-18
Resource contact updated at:2018-12-19
Spatial coverage South Africa http://www.geonames.org/953987/south-africa.html
Where else has the resource been used?
|2017||BGIS: Constantly improving|
|2017||BioEnergy Atlas for South Africa|
|2015||The need for data custodians to capture meaningful metadata|