Building Based Mapping datasets break through historical information barriers, providing more comprehensive (in depth) indicative information regarding the actual “real world” land use. Building Based Classification allows one to classify all land uses within a land parcel linking them to building structures. Having a more detail overview of a property and its actual land uses allows one to develop the information products you really need, based on your own specific requirements.
GeoTerraImage (Pty) Ltd, a proudly South African company, is pleased to announce a revolutionary information product, which provides up-to-date intelligence on people, places and the potential of a given area. The Building Based Land Use Information is indicative of the actual land use in an area and not the zoned land use as described in the Land Use Management Scheme (Town Planning Scheme).
Individual buildings are identified and classified into 62 standardised land use classes including security estates (gated communities), informal settlements, backyard structures, transportation hubs, commercial, industrial, etc. This land use classification is based on the actual land use as interpreted through field work and provides an “as-is” account of an area.
This Building Based Information provides the highest level of detail available and provides a complete overview of an area including residential and economic activities, as they exist on the ground. The datasets provide the current status of an area; however they can be complimented with historical and future development indicators showing how the area has changed over time and how it is potentially going to change into the future.
Being able to apply your own analytical rules and approaches to this standardised classification allows one to derive the required level of detail. An example would be quantifying the daytime versus night-time activities in an area. This is crucial when trying to understand the potential demand for services if you are a commercial service provider or a transportation department trying to determine the service delivery requirements of an area. This cost effective source of information is ideal when striving towards understanding your local environment.