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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and synthesise spatial information from maps and other forms of spatial information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119903  Analyse and synthesise spatial information from maps and other forms of spatial information 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Geography 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies General Social Science 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who need to use a variety of maps and other spatial sources in the course of their work. It will be useful for Estate Agents, Archaeologists, planners and implementers of land reform, government departments, development practitioners and enforcement agents and learners in travel and tourism.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting sources of spatial information for specific investigations or situations.
  • Analysing spatial information from selected sources.
  • Synthesising information relevant to specific investigations.
  • Reporting the findings of investigations based on spatial sources. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Information from a variety of maps, and photographic images.
  • The National Mapping Series including, but not limited to 1:10 000 orthophoto maps, 1:50 000 topographic maps, 1:250 000 topo-cadastral maps, 1:500 000 topo-admin edition, 1:2 000 000 wall map and provincial maps.
  • The Aeronautical edition (ICOA symbols) including; 1:1 000 000 world aeronautical chart (ICAO), 1:1 000 000 South Africa (4 sheets), 1:2 000 000 South Africa (2002 Edition), 1:2 500 000 topographical (Southern Africa), 1:2 500 000 magisterial districts and provinces (South Africa), Provincial Map, South Africa, maps of the Regional Series (various scales). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select sources of spatial information for specific investigations or situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maps and other sources of spatial information are identified and evaluated in terms of their potential use in investigations or situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include, but are not limited to, maps, orthophotos, graphs, digital maps, satellite images, photographs, oral histories and indigenous knowledge systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate sources are accessed for specific investigations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include, but are not limited to, the national map organisations, Internet, street guides, Government Departments, libraries and map collections.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant sources are evaluated and selected with reference to the stated goals of projects or investigations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse spatial information from selected sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Spatial information from a variety of sources is analysed and documented with reference to the goals of a project or investigation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analysis includes, but is not limited to, bearing, distance, area, topography, scale, orientation, settlement patterns, land use changes in patterns and land use, climatic information, hazards, networks and nodes, location and boundaries.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Qualitative information is interpreted and substantiated from spatial sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quantitative information is obtained by enumeration and measurement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Synthesise information relevant to specific investigations or situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Spatial information from a variety of sources is compared to establish cause and effect, change over time and impact on the investigation or situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Anomalies in information are identified and explained for specific investigations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Additional information required to achieve the goals of an investigation or validate a hypothesis is identified and accessed in order to complete an investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All relevant information is synthesised to provide an overview of the findings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report the findings of investigations based on spatial sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The audience and purpose of the report is identified for a specific investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report, including recommendations and conclusions, is compiled and presented in an appropriate format. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her own activities responsibly and effectively in accessing information from appropriate sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in identifying, evaluating, analysing and reporting information from spatial sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in analysing and synthesising information from maps and other sources of spatial information and in reporting the results of the investigation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively in accessing suitable spatial sources and information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by synthesising information from a variety of spatial sources and identifying and verifying anomalies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive in gathering information from people in an investigation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
  • Map Reference: Notice 896 of 2005, Department of Land Affairs in the Government Gazette, 17 June 2005 No. 27664 page 77
  • Map Reference: National Mapping Organisation for Spatial Information Products. Chief Directorate: Surveys and Mapping, Private Bag X10, Mowbray, 7705.
  • Search words:

    > Maps; spatial information; map use; map work; map interpretation. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58580   National Certificate: Aerodrome Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Core  58784   National Diploma: Geospatial Image Analysis  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49772   National Certificate: Archaeology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. eMedia Investment 
    3. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    4. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    5. Media Village Communication 
    6. South African Film Institute 
    7. The Media Workshop cc 



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