Monday, November 24, 2008

Integrated LIS on GIS Day

JOBURG is the first city in South Africa to have a single integrated property information system in place.

Known as the Land Information System (LIS), it brings together four different sources of information - the Deeds Office, Valuations, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the planning department - into one database.

All systems including billing now feed off this source making for improved revenue collection and service delivery for the City. But, more importantly, customer satisfaction levels should increase drastically as a result.

According to the director for the City’s Corporate Geo-Informatics directorate (CGIS), Marcelle Hattingh, this is the first time the City has a single view of the more than 680 000 City properties together with all land related information such as zoning and erf size.

Any new development applications must also be captured on the LIS database.

She was speaking during the annual international GIS day celebrations held on 19 November at the directorate’s offices in the Metro Centre, Braamfontein.

This year’s celebrations focussed on creating awareness among the public visiting the Metro Centre of the geo-informatics products and information available.

CGIS gives free training to internal and external clients on how to use the Online Maps Website at its premises.



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