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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop web sites with advanced mapping functionality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258797  Develop web sites with advanced mapping functionality 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Geographical Information Sciences 
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 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  16 
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 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 advanced mapping and database functionality.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Understand new trends in computing hardware, software and networks.
  • Understand databases for web mapping.
  • Develop a website using a web authoring language.
  • Understand and implement standards in the web site design.
  • Develop a web map application using web mapping software.
  • Develop an advanced web site with complex mapping functionality. 

  • 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:
  • Develop a simple web site with mapping functionality.
  • Design a geo-information product according to cartographical specifications and design standards. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand new trends in computing hardware, software and networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Distributed Computing is understood and explained in terms of computing hardware, software and networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Grid Computing is understood and explained in terms of computing hardware, software and networks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand databases for web mapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A SQL database is used for complex operations in terms of web mapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A spatially enabled SQL database is used to store, manage and analyse geometry data in terms of web mapping. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a website using a web authoring language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Web design languages are reviewed for website development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to Pearl, Java Script, VB Scripts, ASP, PHP, XML, GML, SVG, VML.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A web design language is used to extract data from a database and results are viewed in a web page. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A web design language is used to validate and update the contents of a form to a database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A web site is secured using login authentication. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand and implement standards in the web site design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cartographical specifications and design standards with reference to web mapping are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International standards related to web mapping are understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to WMS, WFS, WCS.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    South African National standards related to web mapping are understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to SANS1876 and SANS1878.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop a web map application using web mapping software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Web mapping software are reviewed for web map development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to at least four of the common software packages in the market.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An authoring tool/s is used to prepare a map with advanced features for publication on a web page. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Authoring should attempt to utilise the full functionality of the software.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An advanced map is published on a web page. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A metadata page is developed for a map page and published to the web. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Develop an advanced web site with complex mapping functionality. 
    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 users of the future website are consulted, user requirements specifications are drawn up and these are submitted and approved by the users. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    User requirements should include dynamic pages, dynamic links, thematic maps, forms based data capture.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functional specification are designed from the user requirements in terms of web mapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Advanced mapping functionality is developed in the web map authoring software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Web site is developed and published meeting the requirements of the users. 


    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 will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63711   Bachelor of Geographical Information Science (GISc)  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    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.
     
    NONE 



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