GIS

GIS MAPPING

NMBM GIS application

Click on the map to access the GIS application

GIS (Geographic Information System)

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

In essence, GIS is an IT Application which is spatially accurate that is used to map the real world. The power of GIS lies is its ability to attach non-spatial information to a spatial feature and to store this information in a database such as SQL Server which enables the spatial data to be queried and analysed.

A typical example of a query is: Find all properties that are vacant and larger than 1000m² or find all B&B’s in Humewood. The selected spatial data is identified in the map.

Although GIS can be used to produce high quality maps it is primarily a tool for mapping what actually exists on the ground such as roads, water pipes, sewer pipes, properties and the location of facilities thereby making it a very powerful decision-making tool. By adding an aerial photograph as a backdrop it is possible to clearly identify features on the ground.

The NMBM has an enterprise GIS that has been operating for ±10 years which is available to NMBM officials via the Intranet. Due to the improved technology the NMBM is now making some of this spatial data available to the public via the NMBM website and the Nelson Mandela Bay 2010 FIFA World CupTM Host City website http://web.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/fifaworldcup/. This will be done in 3 stages, namely:

Stage 1 – Launch of the Tourist Facilities and Services website which will enable the public to find facilities such as accommodation, shopping centres, tourist attractions, libraries, sports facilities, public services etc.

Stage 2 – The launch of a site that will enable users to determining the best route from a Tourist Facility or Service to other facilities e.g. find the best route from Greenacres to The Boardwalk or from a B&B to the Multi-Purpose Stadium

Stage 3 - The launch of a web service that makes non-sensitive information specifically for the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay available such as cadastral information (Erf No, Erf size), zoning information, annual rates, market value, water consumption, electricity consumption etc.

To view the GIS application please click here.

To supply or update your details on the GIS system please fill out this form: LAUNCH FORM

To fill out a standard feedback form please go to:FEEDBACK FORM

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