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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Produce cartographic products according to cartographic specifications and design standards 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11822  Produce cartographic products according to cartographic specifications and design standards 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Surveying 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard has been developed for the cartographic occupational area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve career advancement within social and economic transformation by gaining cartographic skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this unit standard is able to produce cartographic products according to cartographic specifications and design standards.

A qualifying learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Compile maps cartographically from varied sources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the elements of cartographic images.
  • Produce maps digitally.
  • Prepare the map for printing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 5 mathematics, language and communication, knowledge of fundamental cartographic principles, generalisation of cartographic data and basic photogrammetry for map production.

    The attainment of the following unit standards will facilitate better understanding of this unit standard:
  • Utilise satellite imagery to identify features and carry out image classification for mapping purposes.
  • Interpret photographic detail from aerial photography for annotation purposes.
  • Design and produce cartographic products using fundamental Cartographic principles.
  • Generalise Cartographic Data in the production of Cartographic products of various themes and scales.
  • Design and produce cartographic products and maps with the use of a Geographical Information System.
  • Select a map projection for cartographic design and production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Compile maps cartographically from varied sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The various sources of map data are identified and compared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ground survey, photogrammetry, remote sensing, thematic data, spatial sampling, digitising and scanning systems, other sources.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Airborne and satellite sensor image interpretation skills are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The theory and principles of cartographic generalisation are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A map is compiled cartographically using data from two or more sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ground survey, photogrammetry, remote sensing, thematic data, spatial sampling, digitising and scanning systems, other sources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the elements of cartographic images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The properties of cartographic materials are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The term "Fair Drawing" is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Point, line and area elements are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The depiction of relief on a map is understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to the following listed items:

    Contours, hill/relief shading, DEM, DTM.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Text placement methodologies in cartography are understood and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce maps digitally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The manual production of maps is understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Registration systems, materials and tools, specifications, production procedures of a typical 6 colour map from Fair Drawing to final film for printing, CMYK, special visual techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Data models for digital cartographic information are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Data capture techniques are described and the theory underpinning these methods are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Digital map production techniques are understood, explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Fundamental GIS theory is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A map is produced digitally. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA and registered with FE / HE registrar.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    4. Anyone wishing to become an assessor or provider of learning must provide an affordable assessment / learning service.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A knowledge of the process of producing a map manually.

    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where Display KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Display an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information
  • The relevant information is contained in one or more of the following documents:

    - Training manuals
    - Survey Codes of Practice
    - Survey Instructions
    - Managerial Instructions
    - Professional Publications 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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