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Press Releases 1 September 2023

acQuire Technology Solutions purchases Spatial Dimension from Trimble

Cape Town, South Africa – Friday 1 September – Spatial Dimension has announced today that global information management software company acQuire Technology Solutions (acQuire), a subsidiary of Vela Software, has completed its acquisition of Spatial Dimension from Trimble. Under this new structure, Spatial Dimension will operate as a standalone business focusing on the expansion of […]

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User Conferences 13 February 2023

2023 Landfolio User Conference Proceedings – Cape Town

Trimble Land Administration welcomed over 180 delegates from 31 countries to its Landfolio User Conference held in Cape Town on 10 February 2023. The proceedings are provided below. Proceedings:01 Welcome Corporate Update – Bill Feast02 Botswana Mining Cadastre System – Minister Moagi04 Landfolio Framework – Our Next Generation Portal Technology – Nick Holleman05 Geospatial Systems […]

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Press Releases 31 August 2022

Belize Minister and staff trained on Trimble’s Landfolio System

By Rubén Morales Iglesias:, Breaking Belize News Reporter Міnіѕtrу оf Nаturаl Rеѕоurсеѕ реrѕоnnеl, іnсludіng Міnіѕtеr Соrdеl Нуdе, wеrе tоdау rесеіvіng trаіnіng tо uѕе thе uрgrаdеd Lаndfоlіо ѕуѕtеm. “Ноn. Соrdеl Нуdе, Міnіѕtеr оf Nаturаl Rеѕоurсеѕ, Реtrоlеum, аnd Міnіng, tоdау јоіnеd mаnаgеmеnt аnd ѕtаff wіthіn hіѕ mіnіѕtrу fоr а Lаndfоlіо 7 Тrаіnіng,” ѕаіd thе Gоvеrnmеnt оf Веlіzе […]

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Press Releases 3 August 2021

Botswana to implement e-Government Mining Cadastre System

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 […]

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Press Releases 20 July 2021

Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mines and Mineral Development Department increases revenue collection by more than 150%

By Bureau Report, Dawn Newspaper The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mines and Mineral Development department has increased its revenue collection by more than 150 per cent over the past two years. According to documents available with Dawn the mines and minerals department in 2018-19 had collected Rs2.1 billion, however, in 2019-20 its revenue collection soared to Rs3.2 […]

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Testimonials 29 June 2021

Leslie Hodge, Director, Department of Lands and Surveys, Anguilla

The Trimble staff associated with the project have brought key best practices and strong technical capacities as well as a wealth of experience from their respective land-related fields for the implementation of the project. The application of landfolio has met the Anguilla DLS’ expectations to deliver a state-of-the-art Land Information System to serve the Government […]

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Press Releases 29 June 2021

Anguilla Launches New Land Information System

Trimble announced today that the Anguilla Department of Lands and Surveys (DLS) has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of its new Land Information System (LIS) built on the Trimble landfolio® platform. As part of the Anguilla Program (AP), the UK government provided a grant to assist Anguilla in rebuilding its infrastructure following Hurricane […]

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Press Releases 11 June 2020

Bahamas Lands and Surveys set for great leap forward

By Youri Kemp, Tribune Business Reporter The Bahamas Association of Land Surveyors (BALS) yesterday said it is awaiting the imminent arrival of a new surveyor-general as the government unveiled plans to upgrade the Department of Lands and Surveys. Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe, parliamentary secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, told the House of Assembly during her contribution […]

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Press Releases 4 June 2020

Mozambique streaks ahead with new e-government cadastre advance

By Martin Creamer, Mining Weekly While South Africa is still trundling along laboriously with a minerals cadastre system fraught with shortcomings, Mozambique has rocketed to the highest firmament of e-government licence processing, Mining Weekly can report. Mozambique first led the pack 17 years ago when, ironically, it latched on to South African-developed technology that South Africa itself […]

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Press Releases 2 June 2020

Mozambique to upgrade to an Online Mining Cadastre System

The Mozambique Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) has recently contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble Company, to upgrade its mining cadastre to an e-government based mining cadastre system. The National Institute of Mines (INAMI) is the implementing agency. “Mozambique joins a growing list of our customers who are embarking on e-government initiatives and launching […]

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Press Releases 27 May 2020

State of Victoria launches new Crown land information Management System

Trimble Land Administration is pleased to announce that the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in Victoria, Australia, has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of their new Crown Land Information Management System. The new system leverages the Landfolio framework and supports DELWP’s Digital First strategy which includes leveraging the benefits of mobile […]

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Press Releases 26 February 2020

Mapping Africa – Mining cadastre key to unlocking mineral wealth

The key to attract mineral exploration into resource-rich African countries is having access to reliable, publicly-available geological data. For African governments, having geological information available to potential exploration companies could translate into the attraction of billions of dollars in mining investment. Junior miners, the backbone of the mineral resources sector, covet this free-to-use geological data […]

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Press Releases 4 February 2020

Landfolio selected by Myanmar for new computerised mining cadastre system

The Myanmar Ministry of Planning and Finance has recently contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble Company, to implement a new computerized mining cadastre system based on the Landfolio framework. The project is supported by the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) with funding provided by the Myanmar Partnership Multi-Donor Trust Fund administered by the World Bank. […]

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Press Releases 16 January 2020

Lesotho Land Administration Authority (LAA) implements Landfolio

Spatial Dimension, a Trimble company, is pleased to announce that the Lesotho Land Administration Authority (LAA) is implementing Landfolio as the registry component to their new Integrated Land Information System Project. Esri South Africa is providing the Enterprise ArcGIS platform and survey integration tools. The solution aims to enhance, integrate and automate national land administration […]

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Press Releases 11 November 2019

Dominican Republic General Mining Directorate implements Landfolio

The General Mining Directorate of the Dominican Republic has signed a contract for the acquisition of a new mining cadastre system. The contract for the implementation of Landfolio is with Trimble Inc, represented in the country by Geomedicion, Instrumentos y Sistemas S.R.L. (GIS). The General Director of Mining, Alexander Medina, recently signed the contract with […]

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Press Releases 30 October 2019

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Launched Ethiopia’s National Online Mining Cadastre System

With our colleagues in the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, CIRDI is pleased to celebrate the launch of Ethiopia’s first online, publicly accessible mining cadastre portal. This important milestone was led by the Ministry staff, within the remit of CIRDI’s public sector capacity building program in Ethiopia that is financially supported by Global Affairs Canada. To achieve its […]

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Press Releases 3 August 2019

Ethiopian Ministry launches national mining cadastre system

The Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Thursday launched a new national mining cadastre system that enables it to modernise mining licensing and administration process.   The new mining cadaster system dubbed LandFolio is developed by an international software developer, Trimble. Mining firms which are interested in mining projects in Ethiopia can submit their […]

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Press Releases 16 July 2019

Uganda tightens mineral licensing

By Franklin Draku, Daily Monitor The government has announced it is phasing out manual issuance of mineral licences next month and automating the system to weed out speculators, promote efficiency and transparency. Mr Robert Kasande, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, yesterday said they are migrating the transactions onto a […]

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Press Releases 8 July 2019

Uganda to launch an online mineral licensing system

By Benjamin Mukose In a bid to improve efficiency, transparency and investment in the minerals sector in Uganda, the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development is in the final stages of developing an online mineral licensing system. The Infrastructure Magazine understands that the system developed by Trimble,  an American company with a global footprint, will be launched […]

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Press Releases 10 May 2019

Trimble wins World Bank funded Mining Cadastre Project in Togo

Spatial Dimension, a Trimble company, is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a contract with the Togolese Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to design and implement a computerized mining cadastre system for the Directorate General of Mines and Geology (DGMG). This contract is key component of the Mining Governance and Development Project […]

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Press Releases 22 June 2018

Trimble wins World Bank funded Mining Cadastre Project in Mauritania

Spatial Dimension, a Trimble company, is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a contract with the Mauritanian Ministry of Economy and Finance to modernise the computerized mining cadastre system within the Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines (MPEM) This contract is key component of the Public Sector Governance Project (PGSP) that the Mauritania […]

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Press Releases 12 March 2018

Uganda to implement Online Mining Licensing System

The Directorate of Geological Surveys and Mines (DGSM) in Uganda has recently contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble Company, to upgrade its mining cadastre to an e-government based mineral licensing system. “Most of our internal processes are still paper-based and can be quite cumbersome. This sometimes leads to delays or incorrect decision making by officials. By […]

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Press Releases 14 November 2017

PNG’s Mining Cadastre Portal wins Transparency International’s Excellence Award for Anti-Corruption Initiatives

Spatial Dimension, a Trimble company, is pleased to announce that the Mineral Resource Authority of Papua New Guinea has been recognised with a 2017 Integrity Initiative of Excellence award by Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) for its mining cadastre portal. The mining cadastre portal, implemented with support from the World Bank, leverage’s Trimble’s Landfolio platform to […]

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Whitepapers 1 June 2017

Whitepaper – Considerations when implementing Cadastral Grids (Cell Blocks) in the Mining Sector

Prepared by Bill Feast, Trimble, South Africa Whitepaper – Considerations when implementing Cadastral Grids (Cell Blocks) in the Mining Sector Download Whitepaper Executive Summary Many countries are currently updating their Mining Laws and Regulations and a common theme in some of the new laws is the implementation on a cadastral grid to regularize the shape […]

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Press Releases 10 August 2016

Malawi’s Mining Cadstre Portal Now Online – Take A Look At Malawi’s Active Mining Licences

By Rachel Etter-Phoya Malawi’s freely accessible online portal displaying licences for mining, exploration and reconnaissance is now online. This comes just one month after the Government of Malawi held an inception meeting to begin the development of a digital mineral rights management system and online portal with Spatial Dimension. This also comes only one week after Malawi’s two mining agreements with Nyala Mining […]

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Testimonials 8 July 2015

Philip Samar, Acting Managing Director of the MRA, Papua New Guinea

FlexiCadastre brings significant improvements to the many administrative processes required under the Mining Act and its updates. It enables better, reliable and timely presentation of mining related information. This functionality will ensure a more convenient process for the granting, renewal and compliance monitoring of tenure within the MRA and elevate PNG into the top tier […]

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Testimonials 8 June 2015

Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Kenya

Spatial Dimension has been a long term technology partner of the Ministry of Mining and so it was natural for us to turn to them when we wanted to implement an online mining cadastre system. My goal, and one of the key focus areas for my Government, is to use modern technology to provide services […]

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Press Releases 15 November 2014

Three Uzbekistan universities offer geoinformatics masters program for first time

Masters of Education It might not have made headlines, but a small contingent of Uzbekistan graduate students made academic history in September. Indeed, when these students took their seats in their respective classrooms, they became the faces of the country’s first crop of students set to receive a Master of Science in Geoinformatics degree. For the first time ever, masters […]

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Testimonials 12 August 2014

Eng. Paul Masanja, Commissioner for Minerals, Tanzania

The introduction of a transactional Mining Cadastre Portal is a very important step in our effort to enhance transparency and good governance in the mineral sector, as well as improving management of mineral licences in Tanzania. In addition to being accessible across the internet, the portal will be available to public at the Ministry Headquarters […]

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Testimonials 8 July 2014

Hon Byron Chan, Minister for Mining, Papua New Guinea

By embarking on this new mining cadastre system, the government is signalling to investors and people of Papua New Guinea that it is serious about making sure investors are comfortable and secure considering that they spend millions of dollars on exploration expenditure. *Trimble acquired Spatial Dimension on September 2, 2015. FlexiCadastre is now part of […]

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Press Releases 27 June 2014

Tanzania to launch integrated mining cadastre geo-portal

The Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals, with funding from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), has launched a project to upgrade their Mining Cadastre Information Management System (MCIMS) to support online transactions and provide an integrated geo-portal for all stakeholders in the mining sector to interact with the Ministry via modern web-based technologies. […]

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Press Releases 22 October 2013

Well-implemented mining cadastre systems could improve investment

While mining cadastre systems do not operate in a vacuum, free from the political, regulatory and operational realities of a country, and while these realities would impact on the system, a well-implemented mining cadastre could make a difference in challenging environments, Spatial Dimension CEO Bill Feast said on recently. Speaking at the Streamlining Mining Permit […]

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Testimonials 19 August 2013

Thea Jansen van Vuuren, Contractor assisting Impala Platinum

Congratulations to all at Spatial Dimension as you celebrate 10 years of FlexiCadastre excellence. From humble beginnings you have excelled in your business and as a contractor who has been part of the FlexiCadastre implementation at Impala Platinum, I can attest to the outstanding skills and knowledge of the Spatial Dimension team and was impressed […]

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Testimonials 15 August 2013

André Oosthuizen, Tenement and Agreement Specialist, Continental Africa, AngloGold Ashanti

AngloGold Ashanti’s entire experience with the implementation of FlexiCadastre went remarkably well from the word go. If you think about all the variables that are at play when implementing any new IT system – different stakeholders, different needs and expectations, multiple jurisdictions, multiple languages and cultures – it is normally a recipe for disaster and […]

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Testimonials 14 August 2013

David Mendoza, Legal & Land Manager, Hochshild Mining México

Hochshild Mining, a significant producer of gold and silver in Latin America, selected FlexiCadastre to manage all our mineral rights licenses located in Perú, México, Argentina and Chile. As Land Manager in México I have participated during the whole process, starting with Rogerio Castejon’s introduction couple years ago, Felipe Allegretti’s training sessions and Arturo Quiroga’s […]

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Testimonials 14 August 2013

Elrina Lategan, Legal Administrator, Impala Platinum Limited

Impala Platinum has decided to implement FlexiCadastre to manage its Mineral Assets as well as Agreements, after a process of intense comparison and evaluation between integrated versus best of breed solutions. The requirement to industry as prescribed by MPRDA necessitates high levels of monitoring of the administrative side of your Mineral Rights. To ensure that […]

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Testimonials 14 August 2013

Christine Saari, Regional Land Manger, Goldcorp

Congratulations on 10 years of FlexiCadastre! Goldcorp has implemented the software in Canada, USA, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. We have developed a strong partnership with the Spatial Dimension teams in the various jurisdictions, and continue to work together to improve upon what we now have in place. Thank you for your efforts and diligence on […]

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