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Provide Quality Spatial data, information and services in line with Chapter 14 requirements of Chapter 14 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998. Spatial and Land Information Management should provide integrated spatially related water information services to all identified clients and stakeholders, develop and maintain national spatial information and monitoring systems and provide spatially related water intelligence / insight and related products and applications.


Spatial and Land Information Management is responsible for:

  • Providing knowledge & expertise to support all levels of government and all stakeholders in understanding and solving critical spatial information problems

  • Spatial and water related information management

  • Establishing and managing appropriate national spatial and water related information systems

  • Establishing & maintaining stakeholder relationships & institutional cooperation in information management

  • Building and maintaining sustainable organizational capacity

Spatial and Land Information Management is divided into a number of functional areas:

Geographic Information and Archiving: Manage and Co-ordinate Geo-spatial information and provide cartographic services

Remote Sensing and Training: Provide aerial photography / imaging, aerial survey mapping and training

Survey Services: Provide Hydrographical, topographical, engineering and geodetic data

Land Management: Design, create and provide Property Information and all land surveys

Spatial and Land Information Management work in close conjunction with DWS regional offices based at:

  • Potchefstroom

  • Midmar dam

  • Port Elizabeth

  • Bloemfontein

  • Polokwane

  • Nelspruit


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