Data is an integral part of all planning and decision making. All planning starts with building a picture of what is and then assessing and analysing to get indications of the expected future outcomes. Spatial planning, specifically the drive toward more integrated planning, requires data on demographics, the environment, service delivery, and many more features of our urban and rural areas.
Data on most and unlikely attributes of our environment exists in abundance. As a result, there is often the danger of a data overload when we assess and plan. However, the challenge is always where to get the data in a relatively short period. Time is money, and planning is costly. One can thus not spend endless resources on collecting and collating data.
For this reason, Spatial Data Services Africa (www.sdsafrica.net) has spent nearly twenty years collecting data from all possible sources. Six years ago, we integrated our ever-expanding database with our technology base. As a result, MapAble® enables data integration with advanced analysis and reporting.
Currently, we use our MapAble® technology to produce maps drawing from nearly 2000 national datasets, proprietary third party data, augmented by our client’s data. Click on the link below to open a map browser to explore our data.