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

Apply image analysis methodology 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244501  Apply image analysis methodology 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2007-08-16  2010-08-16  SAQA 0572/07 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-16   2014-08-16  

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 will enable qualifying learners to apply image analysis methodology in different contexts. Learners will be able to interpret requests from clients, work out a plan of action to determine information and provide deductions made to the client in various formats. This unit standard will enable learners to use image interpretation methods and techniques to make findings for various purposes.

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Evaluate features of the subject of analysis.
  • Apply principles of image interpretation (II).
  • Apply an image interpretation process.
  • Make deductions and apply quality assurance to verify user requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication, at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematics, at NQF Level 4.

    The learners is presumed to be competent in the following unit standards:
  • Perform scaling and mensuration of vertical and oblique aerial images, Level 5.
  • Design a quality assurance system, Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate features of the subject of analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key features and objects within the core subject of the task are recognised to determine their potential significance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Associated features and objects are recognised to determine their potential significance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between key and associated features and objects is assessed for interpretation purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quantities of features and objects found are determined in order to make deductions for decision making purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Features and objects are identified by means of international accepted naming conventions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    International accepted naming conventions may refer to but is not limited to NATO naming convention.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Identified features and objects are analysed in terms of their technical descriptions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Technical descriptions refer but are not limited to descriptions found in reference materials such as Jane's Manuals.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply principles of image interpretation (II). 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Learners must be assessed on all principles. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Principles must include:
  • Shape, size, shadow, pattern, site, tone and colour, texture, association and resolution. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of image analysis are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of image analysis are used in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Given situation may include but is not limited to structured scenarios, case studies and controlled scenarios.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deductions based on image interpretation principles are made and verified for various purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various purposes may include but is not limited to planning purposes, intelligence purposes and operational purposes.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply an image interpretation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Image properties are assessed to determine whether the image will provide required information. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Image properties may refer to but are not limited:
  • Coverage, type, scale, resolution and date of photography.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Given tasks are analysed in terms of client's requirements to determine processes to be followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Process may refer to but is not limited to:
  • Plans, structure of work and format of the product and output.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A search method is applied in a given situation to detect objects and features. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Both methods must be assessed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Search methods refer to the general method and the study method.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Search methods are analysed according to their advantages, disadvantages and limitations in given situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A given situation is assessed in order to select which search method should be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The identity of detected objects are verified using measurement techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The terms "possible" and "probable" are distinguished for use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make deductions and apply quality assurance to verify user requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Findings are verified using technical references. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Technical references refers to but is not limited to calculations, measurement and equipment specifications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Findings are assessed to determine whether it meets the original request from clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Task specific information is compared with historical information. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Historical information also refers to archived information where applicable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Comparisons made are evaluated in order to make deductions on significant findings. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Scaling Techniques.
  • Mensuration techniques.
  • Map reading.
  • Infrastructure knowledge.
  • Equipment knowledge.
  • Geomethology.
  • Report formats.
  • Research methods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Analysing images in order to make deductions from which information is used to inform decisions and future actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Comparing and verifying deductions made by members of the team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Planning to perform and conduct an image interpretation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Image interpretation principles to effectively use these principles when compiling image analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Calculating and scaling objects and features for interpretation of images. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Abbreviations:
  • II: Image Interpretation.

    Definitions:
  • Possible: when some of the facts seem to point to a conclusion and there is a likelihood of identification being correct.
  • Probable: when all the facts point to the objects identify, though there is a chance of error. 

  • 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 
    Core  58784   National Diploma: Geospatial Image Analysis  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63689   Bachelor of Arts: Geographical Information Science  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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