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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop a web site with simple mapping functionality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258763  Develop a web site with simple mapping functionality 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Geographical Information Sciences 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 GIS occupational area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve career advancement by gaining GIS skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this unit standard will be able to develop a web site with simple mapping functionality.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Develop a general understanding of the Internet.
  • Develop a basic understanding of how the Internet is managed.
  • Develop a simple web site and publish it on the local host.
  • Create and modify graphic components for a web site.
  • Develop web pages that include a variety of static (non-interactive) based maps with hyperlinks.
  • Develop a simple web site with mapping functionality from specification.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5.
  • Knowledge of basic Spatial Awareness.
  • Knowledge of GIS Software.
  • Knowledge of Cartographic principles.
  • Knowledge of graphic designing principles for multimedia.
  • Skills to create graphic elements for a multimedia or web-based computer application. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a general understanding of the Internet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fundamentals of the computer networks are understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to:
  • Hardware, Communications protocols, networks, and software.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Internet Communications Protocol is understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to:
  • TCPIP, Routing, DNS.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basics of Internet services are understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to TELNET, HTTP, FTP, SSH, WWW, POP, NNTP, IMAP, and SMTP.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a basic understanding of how the Internet is managed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The activities and responsibilities of the World Wide Web Consortium is understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    W3C.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The activities and responsibilities of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    IANA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The activities and responsibilities of the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    ICANN.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a simple web site and publish it on the local host. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client/Server technology is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Web servers are understood, explained, and utilised to publish maps on the local host. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to Apache and MS IIS. Functionality should include but not be limited to virtual folders, server extension activation, extension mapping, custom error page development.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basics of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) are understood and can be used to create a simple web site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    HTML forms can be used to send the content of a form as a text e-mail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The use of Style sheets (CSS) are understood and correctly implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Create and modify graphic components for a web site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Graphics are created and sized to pre-defined specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An image is compressed using different format options and the most appropriate option is selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to the following formats:
  • BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Images are sliced and slices are properly included on a web page. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop web pages that include a variety of static (non-interactive) maps with hyperlinks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    HTML image mapping and associated hyperlinks are understood, explained and included on a web page. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    SWF files (Macromedia Flash) with hyperlink mapping are understood, and explained for inclusion on a web page. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of client-server GIS is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An authoring tool is used effectively to prepare a map for publication on a web page. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Authoring should be limited to simple functionality including different symbology, scale-based hide and display and thematic mapping.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A simple map is successfully published on a web page. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including functionality to query features, hide and display features, zoom and pan across the map.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A metadata page is developed for a map and successfully published to the web. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Develop a simple web site with mapping functionality from specification. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This project is intended to bring together all the previous aspects covered in this unit standard into a coherent whole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The user requirements for the project are understood and functional specifications are developed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    User requirements should be limited to static pages that link to thematic maps for purposes of extracting information only.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required mapping functionality is developed in the web map authoring software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Web site is developed and published successfully. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "Demonstrate KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Notes to Assessors:
  • This is a very high-level unit standard. The objective here is to get learners to understand the concepts, NOT the technical details.
  • Even though using FRAMES is deprecated, it should be used at this level as a teaching tool. However, learners should be made aware of alternatives. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63689   Bachelor of Arts: Geographical Information Science  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2018-06-30   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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