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International cooperation and technology transfer
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L. Maphale*, M.B. Manisa*, B. Nkwae*, C. Ezigbalike*,
*Department of Civil Engineering - University of Botswana
Private Bag 0061 - Gaborone, BOTSWANA
E-mail: maphalel@noka.ub.bw), (manisamb@noka.ub.bw). (nkwaeb@noka.ub.bw),
ISPRS Commission VI Working Group 3
The Diploma in Land Surveying program was established in the then Polytechnic of Botswana in
1993. Prior to that, there was no formal education in land surveying in Botswana. The Polytechnic
was amalgamated with the University of Botswana in 1996 as the Faculty of Engineering and
Technology, and the Diploma in Land Surveying program continued in the Department of Civil
This paper will describe the Diploma in Land Surveying program. The location of the program in
the Department of Civil Engineering derives from the fact that the program grew out of service
courses in land surveying for the various civil engineering diploma, certificate and, now, degree
programs. The paper will describe the dual role of the Surveying Section as a support section for the
civil engineering programs and the primary surveying education unit in the country. The curriculum
of the main diploma program is presently being reviewed to bring it up to date with developments
in the industry. The paper will discuss the proposed new curriculum and the issues considered in its
In addition to the land surveying program, there are other programs in the university which contain
elements of the expanded geomatics industry. Notable among these are the programs in the
Department of Environmental Science (DES) in the Faculty of Science. DES has a postgraduate
diploma in geographic information systems (GIS), and a well-developed cartography program.
Other components in their vast offerings include photo interpretation and remote sensing. These
components will also be described.
In addition to these formal education programs, government departments have in-house training
programs, which had provided surveying personnel in the country prior to the introduction of the
education programs in the university. The main programs are in the Department of Surveying and
Mapping (DSM) and the Department of Town and Regional Planning, in the Ministry of Local
Government, Lands and Housing, and the Ministry of Agriculture. This paper will describe the
DSM program, being the most developed of the training programs.