Please use the wiki for detailed instructions, https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/netsys/wiki/doku.php?id=project:raeng:mapping-coastlines
The purpose of this mapathon is to map different types of access to the coastline of South Africa.
The South African coastline has immense economical potential and vast opportunities for recreational activity. Management of the coastline is essential to ensure that its resources are utilised in an effective and sustainable manner, while at the same time ensuring that users get optimal value out of it. One of the key pieces of legislation governing the South African coastline, is the Integrated Coastal Management Act (No.24 of 2008) – hereinafter referred to as the ICMA. In terms of the ICMA, a municipaliy with coastal public property under their jurisdiction must demarcate strips of land as coastal access land to secure public access to that coastal public property. Section 20(1) of the ICMA lists a municipality's responsibilities regarding coastal access land, such as controlling and/or facilitating access, managing and maintaining the land, protecting the environment and clearly signposting entry points to coastal access land.
When determining the boundaries of coastal access land, the municipality must take into account: 1. what the access is required for, e.g. for pedestrians, vehicles, vessels, etc.; 2. whether providing access will cause any adverse effects to the environment, e.g. by associated infrastructure, vehicles, vessels or increased numbers of people; 3. the need for parking, recreational and ablution facilities; 4. any existing public servitudes, rights of way, or customary means of access; and 5. mindful not to restrict rights of land owners unreasonably. Mapping the different types of access to the South African coastline helps a municipality to demarcate and manage coastal access land.
- Entities to Map
- cul-de-sac, car park, boat launch site, road, walkway
- Changeset Comment
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Detailed instructions are available, https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/netsys/wiki/doku.php?id=project:raeng:mapping-coastlines
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