SMIS (Spatial Management Information Systems)(GIS)

Lidwala’s GIS discipline specialises in the integration of spatial information systems with traditional information technology. Lidwala develops desktop and web-based GIS solutions that are informative and easy to use.

GIS technology unlocks the full potential of data by leveraging the power of maps and spatial analysis. This provides unparalleled insight into different facets of data that were previously unseen, converting raw data into valuable information. GIS can empower organisations through detailed knowledge about their assets and workflows, helping them solve problems, increase productivity and stay competitive.
At Lidwala, our GIS team develops dynamic GIS solutions with applications in various sectors of industry, including, civil and structural engineering (such as asset and utilities management), town planning, environmental management (such as feasibility studies, spatial analysis and sensitivity mapping) and the geographical information industry itself.


  • GIS programming, solutions design and implementation
  • Spatial database design, programming and maintenance (PostGIS, Spatialite, MySql, MS
    SQL, Oracle and ArcGIS SDE)
  • Web-based GIS development and deployment (Geoserver, ArcGIS Server, Mapserver,
    Mapguide, GeoDjango)
  • GIS hosting and virtualised GIS server setup (VMware, KVM, OpenVZ, Microsoft HyperV
    and Xen)
  • Facilities and asset management solutions
  • Mobile GIS and data capture solutions
  • Design and maintenance of corporate GIS databases
  • Distributed document management systems integrated with GIS • Spatial analysis (vector and raster)
  • Gap analysis
  • Spatial data cleaning, maintenance and data migration
  • General cartography and customised mapping
  • Differential GPS survey and GPS data analysis
  • Utilities mapping and route analysis
  • GIS Support, systems documentation and user-training
  • GIS and spatial database design, development and deployment
  • Pavement Management System inhouse software development

Key Projects:

  • Pixley ka Keme District Municipality RRAMS
  • Development and Enhancement of the Zambia Highway Management System (HMS)
  • Mpumalanga Road Asset Management System
  • Gert Sibande Rural Road Asset Management System
  • Development of a Geographic Information System for TSB – Pongola
  • Wetland delineation project
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Millenium Challenge Account – Namibia
  • Emalahleni Pavement Management Study
  • Conditions Assessment of Education Infrastructure in Nkangala Region
  • Works Order Management System