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Cape Town GIS Data

The Cape Town Municipality GIS data is available to users in the Built Environment Library. Data is of the city of Cape Town from 1998 until 2012. The data can be viewed using ArcGIS software installed on one of the three computers in the BEL Technical Library.

Students are encouraged to find and extract necessary data in the library and manipulate the data using AutoCAD software available in the department computer labs. Tutorials for identification and extraction are on the computer desktops.

There are also a number of manuals and reference materials available in the Libraries for further information such as:

Guide to finding maps at UCT

Guide to finding maps on Artstor

GIS: A Short Introduction

Nadine Shuurman
910.285 SCHU


GIS Basics
Stephen Wise
910.285 WISE


Practical GIS Analysis
David L. Verbyla
910.285 VERB


Encyclopedia of GIS
Shashki Shekhar
Online Access


Statistical Analysis of Geographic Information with ArcView GIS and ArcGIS
David W. S. Wong
DA 910.285 WONG


GIS for Landscape Architects
Karen C. Hanna
DA 712.30285 HANN


Hypothetical City Workbook: Exercises, Spreadsheets, and GIS Data to Accompany Urban Land Use Planning
Edward J. Kaiser
DA 333.770973 CHAP

Find other GIS resources in the UCT Libraries.