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Cape Town GIS Data

Centlivres building: University of Cape Town-Imagery adapted from Google MapSpatial data is used to graphically represent the geographic environment including information on streets, property boundaries, contours, erf numbers, buildings etc. This type of data has cross disciplinary applications from spatial planners to landscape architecture researchers.

The Built Environment Library has a small technical library with three PCs which contains the City of Cape Town geographical information systems (GIS) data. The data from the City of Cape Town is dated from 1998 until approximately one year ago and can be viewed using ArcGIS software which is installed on these computers.

Students are encouraged to find and extract necessary data in the library and manipulate the data using AutoCAD software available in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics various computer labs. Tips on how to extract and export data in various formats are available on the computers’ desktops.


Slingsby. T. 2018. Centlivres building: University of Cape Town. Imagery adapted from Google Maps

Library Sources

eBook

Encyclopedia of GISEncyclopedia of GIS is a comprehensive and authoritative source on the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Systems.

All entries - contributed by world experts - are peer-reviewed and include topics such as geoinformatics, spatial cognition, location-based services, remote sensing, and the Global Positioning System. Also accessible via UCT Libraries Electronic Databases.

 

 

 

Print Books

GIS: A Short Introduction Nadine Shuurman
Practical GIS Analysis
Statistical Analysis of Geographic Information with ArcView GIS and ArcGIS
GIS: A Short Introduction
Nadine Shuurman
Shelf number: 910.285 SCHU
Main library
Practical GIS Analysis
David L. Verbyla
Shelf number: 910.285 VERB
Main library
Statistical Analysis of Geographic
Information with ArcView GIS and ArcGIS

David W. S. Wong
Shelf number: DA 910.285 WONG
Built Environment Library

There are also books and other reference material available in the Main Library and Built Environment Library for further information.