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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select a map projection for cartographic design and production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14277  Select a map projection for cartographic design and production 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 surveying occupational area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve career advancement by gaining surveying skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this unit standard is able to select a map projection for cartographic design and production.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of concepts associated with Map Projections
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Geodetic concepts associated with Map Projections.
  • Select a Map Projection for Cartographic Design and Projection 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 4, and numeracy and literacy that will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. The ability to apply map and related spatial information skills for decision-making in the workplace and the ability to construct a Cartesian co-ordinate grid and plot points will also facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate a basic understanding of concepts associated with Map Projections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Theory and principles associated with the purpose of Map Projections are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Theory and principles associated with the various cases of constructing Map Projections is understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Polar case
    Equatorial case
    Oblique case
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of Map Projections is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Theory and principles associated with the characteristics of Map Projections are understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conformality
    Equivalence
    Distance
    Direction
    Conical
    Cylindrical
    Plane
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate a basic understanding of Geodetic Concepts associated with Map Projections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The form of the Earth as presupposed by a Geoid and Spheroid is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Theory and principles associated with formation of an ellipsoid and it's use in defining the shape of the Earth is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Terms used in Map Projections are explained and understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Grid, Graticule, Small Circle, Great Circle, Meridians, Parallels
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select a Map Projection for Cartographic Design and Production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An appropriate map Projection is selected according to the purpose of the Cartographic design and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preservation of Shape
    Preservation of Area
    Preservation of Direction
    Preservation of Scale
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An appropriate map Projection is selected according to geographic location. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Case of Projection
    Form of Projection
     


    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.

    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 
    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 - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to the purpose of the Cartographic design and production.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to geographic location. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to the purpose of the Cartographic design and production.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to geographic location. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to the purpose of the Cartographic design and production.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to geographic location. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The form of the Earth as presupposed by a Geoid and Spheroid is understood and explained.
  • Theory and principles associated with formation of an ellipsoid and it's use in defining the shape of the Earth is understood and explained.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to the purpose of the Cartographic design and production.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to geographic location. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Theory and principles associated with the purpose of Map Projections are understood and explained.
  • Theory and principles associated with the various cases of constructing Map Projections is understood and explained.
  • The importance of Map Projections is understood and explained.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to the purpose of the Cartographic design and production.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to geographic location. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Theory and principles associated with the purpose of Map Projections are understood and explained.
  • The importance of Map Projections is understood and explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Theory and principles associated with the various cases of constructing Map Projections is understood and explained.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to the purpose of the Cartographic design and production.
  • An appropriate map Projection is selected according to geographic location. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    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

    The appropriate sections are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    * Surface Surveying
  • Land Survey Act 8 of 1997
  • South African Professional and Technical Surveyor's Act 40 of 1984
    * Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Health And Safety Act 85/1993 

  • 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 
    Fundamental  49063   National Certificate: Geographical Information Sciences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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