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Future of the CIS


Alphanumeric Projects

  • Historical Capture complete for
    • General Plans
    • Diagrams
  • Commence with historical capture of sectional plans
  • All data will be in Oracle

Image Projects

  • All diagrams, general plans and sectional title plan documents are in digital format
  • Scanning of mineral rights diagrams.
  • Scanning of consents and lodgement letters.

Spatial Projects

  • Project Cleansweep completed - good quality spatial data
  • The creation of the spatial dataset as "registered" in the Deeds Office
  • Accurate and current local authority and magisterial district boundaries
  • Start towards survey accuracy of spatial data
  • The integration of the informal cadastre into the spatial data.
  • The CIS place names database becomes the access to our data for the non-cadastral users.
  • The street address system for formal areas is becoming a major enhancement to the cadastre.
Development Projects

  • Digital Lodgement of numeric information by Land Surveyors
  • Software to do consistency check of digitally lodged numerics and generation of CAD pictures from these numerics
  • Software to overlay CAD over spatial data to assist examiners in the SG Offices in their task to expedite the processing of new surveys.
  • CIS parcel reservation with the creation attachments that can be sent to applicant by e-mail.
  • Complete Endorsement System
    • To maintain the CIS alphanumeric data
    • Generate tasklists to update the spatial data
    • Generate endorsements for images (redlining)
  • First phase of Boundary System in place
  • Integrated CIT Query System for spatial, alphanumeric and image data
  • Daily updating of WEB data
  • Fledgling deeds link
  • Electronic caveats/interdicts to Deeds Office
  • Tasklists for Post Approval Processes

Alphanumeric Projects

  • All cadastral documents are in digital format
  • Historical capture complete for alphanumeric data of sectional plans

Image Projects

  • Survey Records from 1989-1999 have been scanned.

Spatial Projects

  • Spatial Data : Continuous upgrade to coordinate accuracy
  • Spatial dataset reflects as surveyed and as registered
  • National street address system for formal areas is in place and is updated by local authorities
  • CIS now caters for the informal cadastre.
  • SG hosts data on its spatial data for certain government organisations

Development Projects

  • Data integrity is ensured by processes and security
  • A system for surveyed mineral rights has been developed and a spatial dataset is available
  • Complete digital lodgement in prescribed formats.
  • Complete system for boundaries of administrative areas
    • information on boundaries of Local Authorities , magisterial districts etc.
  • Data Replication
    • Security
    • Minimum of downtime (switch between servers possible)
  • CSG has its own website
  • Fully integrated query system on website
    • Credit Card Accounting System
  • Fully integrated Deeds link
  • Complete Electronic Document Management System in place
  • Only historical paper documents are archived; no more new paper documents are accepted.
  • Historical Monuments, etc
  • Beginning of electronic endorsements and deductions

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