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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design and produce cartographic products and maps with use of a geographical information system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14276  Design and produce cartographic products and maps with use of a geographical information system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Surveying 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 has been developed for the surveying occupational area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve career advancement by gaining surveying skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this unit standard is able to design and produce cartographic products and maps with the use of a Geographical Information System.


A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Undertake planning associated with the design and production of a Cartographic product using Geographical Information Systems
  • Manage the process of designing and producing a Cartographic product using Geographical Information Systems
  • Design and produce a Cartographic product with the use of Geographical Information Systems
  • Complete the work sequence in accordance with Geographical Information Systems requirements 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 4, and numeracy and literacy that will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. The ability to operate a geographical system and components thereof and the ability to select a map projection for cartographic design and production will also facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Undertake planning associated with design and production of a Cartographic product. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Undertake planning associated with the design and production of a Cartographic product using Geographical Information Systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The process of selecting source data is understood and explained, selection is completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Decisions on data capture methods are understood, explained and practiced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The appropriate elements for a map are selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Map projections, scale, coordinate systems, method of presentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The appropriate storage media is selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mass data storage systems
    Stiffy Disks
    Compact Disks
    Hard Drives
    Magnetic Tape
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The appropriate symbology is designed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The appropriate basic database is designed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The appropriate operational standards are established. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage the process of designing and producing a Cartographic product using GIS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implementation of all aspects of the planning phase is verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work flow procedures are designed and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Captured data is checked against the pre-determined standards and accuracy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design and produce a Cartographic product with the use of Geographical Information Systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data is captured in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alpha-numerically
    Digitising
    Scanning
    Vectorising
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Captured Data is checked and cleaned in accordance with accuracy and task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Captured data is stored in accordance with accuracy and task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cartographic Product is presented according to design specifications and task requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the work sequence in accordance with Geographical Information Systems requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information is stored in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reporting requirements are complied with in accordance with managerial instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA and registered with FE / HE registrar.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "Display KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The process of selecting source data is understood and explained, selection is completed.
  • Decisions on data capture methods are understood, explained and practiced.
  • The appropriate elements for a map are selected.
  • The appropriate storage media is selected.
  • The appropriate symbology is designed.
  • The appropriate basic database is designed.
  • The appropriate operational standards are established.
  • Captured data is checked against the pre-determined standards and accuracy.
  • Captured Data is checked and cleaned in accordance with accuracy and task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation or community - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The process of selecting source data is understood and explained, selection is completed.
  • Cartographic Product is presented according to design specifications and task requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are complied with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively - refer to all assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The process of selecting source data is understood and explained, selection is completed.
  • Decisions on data capture methods are understood, explained and practiced.
  • The appropriate elements for a map are selected.
  • The appropriate storage media is selected.
  • The appropriate symbology is designed.
  • The appropriate basic database is designed.
  • The appropriate operational standards are established.
  • Captured data is checked against the pre-determined standards and accuracy.
  • Data is captured in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Captured Data is checked and cleaned in accordance with accuracy and task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The appropriate elements for a map are selected.
  • The appropriate symbology is designed.
  • Cartographic Product is presented according to design specifications and task requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are complied with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The process of selecting source data is understood and explained, selection is completed.
  • Decisions on data capture methods are understood, explained and practiced.
  • The appropriate storage media is selected.
  • Cartographic Product is presented according to design specifications and task requirements.
  • Information is stored in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The process of selecting source data is understood and explained, selection is completed.
  • Decisions on data capture methods are understood, explained and practiced.
  • The implementation of all aspects of the planning phase is verified.
  • Work flow procedures are designed and implemented.
  • Captured data is checked against the pre-determined standards and accuracy.
  • Data is captured in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Cartographic Product is presented according to design specifications and task requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are complied with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The process of selecting source data is understood and explained, selection is completed.
  • Decisions on data capture methods are understood, explained and practiced.
  • The implementation of all aspects of the planning phase is verified.
  • Work flow procedures are designed and implemented.
  • Captured data is checked against the pre-determined standards and accuracy.
  • Data is captured in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Cartographic Product is presented according to design specifications and task requirements.
  • Information is stored in accordance with legal and task specific requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are complied with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    The relevant information is contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Training manuals
  • Survey Codes of Practice
  • Survey Instructions
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Professional Publications

    The appropriate sections are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    * Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Health And Safety Act 85/1993 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49063   National Certificate: Geographical Information Sciences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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