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Unformatted text preview: April 2007 Andries Naudé CSIR Built Environment The South African GAP (Geospatial Analysis Platform): A common, mesoscale spatial data assembly and analysis platform General overview presentation [reduced for file size/ e-mailing purposes] Geospatial Analysis Platform for South Africa * Regional Industrial Development Strategy Muni- cipal IDPs City development strategies National Spatial Development Perspective Provincial Growth & Development Strategies RIDS*/ other sector strategies District/ Regional/ Mesoscale: Spatial Profiling Strategy Integration Policy context & stakeholders THE PRESIDENCY the dti What is GAP? = a common, mesoscale spatial data assembly and analysis platform for: 1. Developing an enhanced understanding of SA’s human/economic geography and the associated interactions with the built and natural environment 2. Profiling and comparing local development magnitudes (needs, potentials, service and economic accessibility levels) from a strategic, district/ regional perspective 3. Providing a basis for addressing key development planning questions How much (of population/ economic activity) is where? Where are the main concentrations/ hot spots to be targeted? What (proportion of population in need) can we reach from where? Physical/ environmental geography Human/ economic geography Analysis of economic base/ development potential Analysis of population- related needs & pressures Analysis of transport/ economic linkages and accessibility levels (to markets & services) Analysis of human activity/ ecosystem interactions Main analysis foci Current Future •...
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