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

Demonstrate knowledge of sources for spatial data 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116824  Demonstrate knowledge of sources for 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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-08-17  2008-08-17  SAQA 0861/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-08-17   2012-08-17  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258655  Demonstrate knowledge of sources for spatial data  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6   

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 qualification based on unit standards.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify the different sources for the core data sets as defined by South Africa's Committee for Spatial Information (CSI).
  • Identify the different sources for other vector data sets.
  • Identify the different sources for other raster data sets. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Understand data quality and metadata.
  • Assess fitness for use of data in a geo-information context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of data structures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the different sources for the core data sets as defined by South Africa's Committee for Spatial Information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources for the core data are listed and their data holdings are understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Core data types as identified by the CSI.

    Data custodians include but not limited to: Departments of: Transport, Water Affairs and Forestry, Education, Communications, Health, Justice and Agriculture; Chief Directorate of Surveys and Mapping, Surveyors General, Registrar of Deeds, Municipal Demarcation Board, Independent Electoral Commission, Statistics South Africa.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of officially recognised Value Added Resellers (VAR) of core data sets, and their holdings, is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of core data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the different sources for other vector data sets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prominent sources for other vector data sets are listed and their data holdings are understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include but are not limited to: NSIF Clearinghouse, Science Councils, Utilities, Local Authorities, Private companies, Non-Government Organisations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of vector data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the different sources for other raster data sets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prominent sources for other raster data sets are listed and their data holdings are identified and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include but are not limited to: NSIF Clearinghouse, Satellite Applications Centre, Science Councils, Utilities, Local Authorities, Private companies, Non-Government Organisations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of raster data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation
  • 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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.
  • Sources for the core data are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Prominent sources for other vector data sets are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Prominent sources for other raster data sets are listed and their data holdings are identified and explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/ group/ organisation or community.
  • Not assessed by this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Sources for the core data are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Knowledge of officially recognised Value Added Resellers (VAR) of core data sets, and their holdings, is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of core data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated.
  • Prominent sources for other vector data sets are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Knowledge of vector data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated.
  • Prominent sources for other raster data sets are listed and their data holdings are identified and explained.
  • Knowledge of raster data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated with examples. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Sources for the core data are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Knowledge of officially recognised Value Added Resellers (VAR) of core data sets, and their holdings, is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of core data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated.
  • Prominent sources for other vector data sets are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Knowledge of vector data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated.
  • Prominent sources for other raster data sets are listed and their data holdings are identified and explained.
  • Knowledge of raster data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated with examples. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.
  • Not assessed by this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others).
  • Not assessed by this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Display an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Sources for the core data are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Knowledge of officially recognised Value Added Resellers (VAR) of core data sets, and their holdings, is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of core data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated.
  • Prominent sources for other vector data sets are listed and their data holdings are understood.
  • Knowledge of vector data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated.
  • Prominent sources for other raster data sets are listed and their data holdings are identified and explained.
  • Knowledge of raster data service maintenance agreements and update frequencies is demonstrated with examples. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258655, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of sources for spatial data", Level 6, 4 credits. 

    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 
    Elective  49063   National Certificate: Geographical Information Sciences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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