Spatial Dimension South Africa, a Trimble company, is pleased to announce that it recently signed a contract to design and implement an online mining cadastre system for the Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE). The contracting agency is the Botswana Geoscience Institution (BGI).
Working with the local Esri partner, GIMS Botswana, Spatial Dimension will implement its Landfolio eGovernment solution as an enterprise scale mining cadastre system for the Ministry.
The implementation period is 12 months with a subsequent 24 months 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. Botswana has for many decades been admired for having one of the best mining cadastre systems in the world. 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,” said Mr Bill Feast, President of Spatial Dimension.
“In the most recent Fraser Institute survey of mining jurisdictions, Botswana was again ranked as the most attractive mining jurisdiction in Africa. It also features in the top ten mining jurisdictions globally when it comes to 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,” concluded Mr Feast.
The mining cadastre portal is available at https://portal.miningcadastre.gov.bw.
About Botswana Geoscience Institute
Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) was established to undertake research in the field of geosciences and provide specialised geoscientific services, be a custodian of geoscience information, promote the search for, and exploration of, any mineral in Botswana and to act as an advisory body in respect to of geosciences and geohazards.