Spatial Dimension South Africa, a subsidiary of hardware, software and services technology company Trimble, has won the contract to design and implement Botswana’s new online mining cadastre system.
According to the contract agreement, Spatial Dimension will implement its Landfolio e-Government solution as an enterprise-scale mining cadastre system for the Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE).
The company will work with the local Environmental Systems Research Institute partner graphical information system and information technology company GIMS Botswana. The contracting agency is the Botswana Geoscience Institution. The implementation period is 12 months with a subsequent 24-month support and maintenance phase.
“We are very excited to work with the government of Botswana to fully digitise their existing processes and move them to an e-government-based mining cadastre system,” said Spatial Dimension president Bill Feast.
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“We look forward to assisting the government become even more efficient, accountable and investor-friendly, while also driving government revenue collection in line with the national priority areas detailed in the 2021 Budget,” he added.
Spatial Dimension president also highlighted that, in the most recent Fraser Institute survey of mining jurisdictions, Botswana was again ranked as the most attractive mining jurisdiction in Africa. The country also features in the top ten mining jurisdictions globally in terms of the certainty of the administration, interpretation and enforcement of existing regulations.
“Botswana now joins a very long list of countries that have benefited from our locally developed Landfolio technology. I have no doubt that their new system will become the international gold standard for modern online mining cadastre systems,” noted Feast