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Project Miracle

Project Definition

What is to be achieved?

The capture of the South African Urban Cadastral Database in digital format into a continuous geographic database for every province, and capture the enumerated census areas for those urban areas that have not yet been completed in Project Miracle.


  • Negotiate with local authorities and other owners of digital data for the use of their data within the provided mandate
  • Get external contractors to convert this data into UCD format after getting quotes for this work
  • Check this digital data for accuracy, completeness and key (unique identifier) correctness
  • Featurize this data
  • Import the featurized data into the master database
  • Put out tenders for the capture of data from general plans for areas where no digital data exists
  • Scan and vectorise data for which there is no digital data available, and for which there are no general plans available
  • Capture the enumerated census areas from maps supplied by Statistics South Africa.

By When?

From April 1997 to end January 1998.

By Whom?

  • Surveyor General personnel in office hours
  • Surveyor General personnel working overtime in the week and on weekends
  • Contractors working shifts in the week and on weekends
  • External contractors converting data into the UCD drawing format
  • External contractors capturing general plans
  • Surveyor General personnel scanning and vectorising other diagrams


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