Sibonakaliso Sibiya "Ndumiso"
Studied: University of Cape Town (Class of 2014)
Born in KZN, Ulundi
Working for the Surveyor-General, Cape Town
Born on 17 January 1981
University: Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe
Graduated in 2004 with a BSc ( Hons) in Surveying and Geomatics
Practicing as a professional land surveyor
Position: Professional Land Surveyor in Training
Studied: University of Cape Town (Class of 2016)
Born in Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Back at UCT for an M.Sc.
Lindy-Anne completed her Bachelor of Science degree, Geomatics at the University of Cape Town in 2007. She registered with the SA Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors as a Professional Land Surveyor in January 2010 and as a Professional GISc Practitioner in September 2014. She is employed as a Professional Land Surveyor at the Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information. Lindy-Anne’s responsibilities at the CD: NGI include; undertaking research and development projects focused on improving map production, providing professional support internally and to external clients, knowledge sharing in the form of research papers and presentations and managing GIS training programmes.
In 2011, she began her research into Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and presented a paper at the ISPRS conference in 2012. The paper was entitled: Assessing the Homogeneity of VGI in South Africa. In June 2014, she obtained a Masters degree in Engineering, specialising in Geomatics from the UCT. Her dissertation was titled: Assessing the accuracy of OpenStreetMap Data for the purpose of integrating it with Authoritative Data. The findings of this work were presented in a paper at the AfricaGeo conference in 2014.
Lindy-Anne worked for the National Spatial Information Framework for one year where she was responsible for the implementation of the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure technical tools, which included the SASDI EMC. She continues to offer technical support to the NSIF – working toward the implementation the SASDI.
Graduates from UCT in 2007. Qualified as a PLS in January 2010.
Worked for National Geospatial Information of Rural Development in Mowbray from 2008 until 2013. Focused mainly on Land Reform related projects and assisting the Eastern Cape communities with regards to the diagrams that were created in the early 2000’s in an attempt to formalize proclamations that created boundaries between the land portions that these communities reside on. These proclamations were done back in the early 1900’s.
Also analyzed GNSS observations that were done for the determination of ground photo control which gets used in image processing.
Did research on the use and accuracy of using the Geoid model as an alternative for determining orthometric heights.
Since December 2013, has been employed by the Msunduzi Municipality which is the local government control the area around Pietermaritzburg.
Manages the Land Survey unit which deals with the survey of municipal projects, subdivision of municipal land and provision of cadastral information and advice to the Municipality and private persons such as property developers, attorneys and the general public.
Working for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform as a professional land surveyor.