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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform life-cycle management of spatio-temporal data 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258801  Perform life-cycle management of spatio-temporal data 
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 
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 is useful for people who aim to achieve career advancement in the GIS field and provides them with essential knowledge in relation life-cycle management of spatio-temporal data.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Understand the life cycle of spatio-temporal data sets.
  • Establish operating procedures to manage change in spatio-temporal data sets.
  • Develop queries dealing with dynamic systems. 

  • 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:
  • Spatial awareness unit standards.
  • Capture Geo-information from secondary data sources. 

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

    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 the life cycle of spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A user requirement for monitoring change is understood and explained in the context of the life cycle of spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of the change traffic in a dataset is understood and explained in the context of the life cycle of spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The problems of near real-time vs. off-line change data management is understood and explained in the context of the life cycle of spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish operating procedures to manage change in spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The initial baseline condition of the database is established to manage change in spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The change component of the database is established to manage change in spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Provision is made to reconcile change information within the database to manage change in spatio-temporal data sets used in a GI system environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop queries dealing with dynamic systems represented within a GI system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basis for queries dealing with the current condition is established within a GI system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basis for queries dealing with the historical condition is established within a GI system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basis for queries dealing with the change over time is established within a GI system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basis for queries dealing with the future scenarios is established within a GI system. 


    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 unit standard is particularly useful for datasets where historical data remains pertinent, and current realities may include several different value sets. For example: Cadastral data sets will have current values for fields such as zoning, building restrictions, etc. However, some areas may be earmarked for development according to local development objectives. Land managers need to know current and future values for some fields. 

  • 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.
     
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