- To provide a mapping service (GIS, GPS and remote sensing) to SASRI (Research and Extension) and stakeholders.
- To manage databases using relevant software and keeping abreast with technology.
- Liaise with other researchers to formulate projects which aim to explore and implement new technologies, and improve the quality of the service.
- To train SASRI staff in relevant technologies to assist in their field of work.
- To supervise GIS staff and interns in the office and also in the field
- Arc GIS server and Portal (WebGIS).
- GeoDatabase Administration and GIS modelling.
- Hyperspectral remote sensing.
- Land Use Planning.
- Developing a Web GIS system that is accessible to relevant disciplines within the industry.
- Providing remotely sensed information for proactive decision-making.
- Accurate mapping of sugarcane growing areas.
- Incorporation of static data into GIS to create models that assist in problem solving and decision making.
- Efficiency in monitoring operations in research farms and in Extension areas.
- Accessibility of spatial data to all stakeholders.
Van den Berg M, McElligot DM, Rhodes R, McFarlane SA and Mthembu IB. 2009. SASRI’s monitor farm:Putting theory into practice. Proc S Afr Sug Technol Ass 82: 636 – 638
Mthembu IB, Collings KA and Maher GW. 2014. Review of the SASRI geographic information system service. Proc S Afr Sug Technol Ass 87: 126
- BSc Plant Molecular Biology (Natal)
- (HDE) Higher Diploma in Education (Natal)
- BSoc Sci (Hons) Geographical Science (Natal)
- MSc Environment and Development (UKZN)
- Certificate: Advanced Remote Sensing, Image Processing and GIS in Natural Resource Management (ITC Enschede)
- Certificate: Management Development Programme (DUT BSU)