MapLand is a cartographic, data management and spatial skills development consultancy founded by Chris Berens. Based in Cape Town, we offer affordable and professional advice and services relating to digital(GIS) and printed map production.
chris(at)mapland.co.za - cell. +27 (0) 82 567 9322 - Pr GISc (SAGC) #1308
We believe in sharing knowledge and ability. Free and open source GIS and field tools aim to do just that. Although our background lies in proprietary software such as MapInfo and eCognition, we have realised that the pace of QGIS and other FOSS projects speaks to a vibrant future for the mapping communities.
Planning a spatial data workflow requires working from the whole to the parts. Professional project direction saves time and guarantees a better quality output. A typical workflow preceded by academic research and institutional engagements might be questionnaire development, field tool design and assembly, fieldworker training, quality control, data cleaning and analysis, metadata production and data archiving.
Before setting out to manufacture data, why not check in to see what is already there. Sleuthing data sets that are useful, current and verifiable is a great way to leapfrog tasks and get your project up and running.
Examples include Census datasets, satellite imagery and existing paper and digital mapping products.
The shifting sands of data currency are well documented in this Sentinel-2 20m resolution satellite image.
Over the last 25 years we have produced a wide range of maps and mapping products. Featured in the background of this page and on our shop site are the Clip Clop physical wall maps with a standardised sense of relief.
chris(at)mapland.co.za - cell. +27 (0) 82 567 9322
PO Box 2735 Clareinch 7740 - Cape Town, South Africa
Site designed and built by peterberens2000(at)gmail.com
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