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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Disseminate spatial data 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116823  Disseminate spatial 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 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 will be useful to people who aim to achieve career advancement in the GISc area by gaining skills to transfer data successfully.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Determine nature of input data.
  • Determine characteristics and format of output data.
  • Assess converted data for correctness.
  • Identify correct media for the task required. 

  • 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:
  • Basic Spatial Awareness.
  • Projections and co-ordinate systems.
  • Knowledge on different file formats.
  • Meta data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine nature of input data. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Raster, Vector and alphanumerical data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Determine the file format and explain its requirements. (e.g. shp, shx & dbf). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Determine and demonstrate an understanding of the compatibility of specific file format versions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    File Format, Format version, (E.g. DXF v12), File type.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Obtain and use metadata from the input file. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine characteristics and format of output data. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Raster, Vector and alphanumerical data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understood and explain the limitations of various output formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Understood and explain how to incorporate metadata into an output file. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Included but not limited to projection, versioning, accuracy, copyright, disclaimers, privacy, access restrictions, constraints on use.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Produce appropriate export file. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess converted data for correctness. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Raster, Vector and alphanumerical data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adhere to minimal organizational standards to export data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Check if the data in the exported file locate correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Check for completeness of dataset. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify most appropriate media for the task required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Most appropriate media for the task required is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate ability to successfully exported data to the appropriate media. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to writing speed, single session, multi session, closing media, write protection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Verify usability of media. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Basic knowledge of geography.
  • Basic knowledge of cartography.
  • Basic understanding of school mathematics (trigonometry and geometry).
  • Basic understanding of surveying principles.
  • Basic understanding of map coordinate systems.
  • Basic understanding of spatial data structures.
  • Basic computer literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.
  • Determine the file format and explain its requirements. (e.g. shp, shx & dbf).
  • Determine and demonstrate an understanding of the compatibility of specific file format versions.
  • Obtain and use metadata from the input file.
  • Understood and explain the limitations of various output formats.
  • Understood and explain how to incorporate metadata into an output file.
  • Adhere to minimal organizational standards to export data.
  • Check if the data in the exported file locate correctly.
  • Check for completeness of dataset.
  • Most appropriate media for the task required is identified.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully exported data to the appropriate media.
  • Verify usability of media. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team / group / organisation or community.
  • Obtain and use metadata from the input file.
  • Understood and explain how to incorporate metadata into an output file.
  • Adhere to minimal organizational standards to export data.
  • Check for completeness of dataset. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Determine the file format and explain its requirements. (e.g. shp, shx & dbf).
  • Determine and demonstrate an understanding of the compatibility of specific file format versions.
  • Obtain and use metadata from the input file.
  • Understood and explain the limitations of various output formats.
  • Understood and explain how to incorporate metadata into an output file.
  • Produce appropriate export file.
  • Adhere to minimal organizational standards to export data.
  • Check if the data in the exported file locate correctly.
  • Check for completeness of dataset.
  • Most appropriate media for the task required is identified.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully exported data to the appropriate media.
  • Verify usability of media. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluateInformation.
  • Determine the file format and explain its requirements. (e.g. shp, shx & dbf).
  • Determine and demonstrate an understanding of the compatibility of specific file format versions.
  • Obtain and use metadata from the input file.
  • Understood and explain the limitations of various output formats.
  • Understood and explain how to incorporate metadata into an output file.
  • Produce appropriate export file.
  • Adhere to minimal organizational standards to export data.
  • Check if the data in the exported file locate correctly.
  • Check for completeness of dataset.
  • Most appropriate media for the task required is identified.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully exported data to the appropriate media.
  • Verify usability of media. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual,Mathematics and language skills in the Modes of oral and written presentations.
  • Produce appropriate export file.
  • Adhere to minimal organizational standards to export data.
  • Most appropriate media for the task required is identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others).
  • Determine and demonstrate an understanding of the compatibility of specific file format versions.
  • Obtain and use metadata from the input file.
  • Understood and explain the limitations of various output formats.
  • Understood and explain how to incorporate metadata into an output file.
  • Adhere to minimal organizational standards to export data.
  • Most appropriate media for the task required is identified.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully exported data to the appropriate media. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Determine the file format and explain its requirements. (e.g. shp, shx & dbf).
  • Obtain and use metadata from the input file.
  • Check if the data in the exported file locate correctly.
  • Check for completeness of dataset. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology
  • Point: Zero dimensional feature (bore hole or telephone pole).
  • Line: One dimensional feature (Road or river).
  • Polygon: Two dimensional feature (Dam or property).
  • Feature: Spatial object refer to in object orientated system.
  • Attributes: Non spatial description properties of all spatial feature types. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58784   National Diploma: Geospatial Image Analysis  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  49063   National Certificate: Geographical Information Sciences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  60549   National Diploma: Aeronautical Information Management Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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