The CSI has requested the
Executives of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to make the Address
Standard available and accessible to all organs of state at no cost to support
the fight against COVID-19. The SABS has agreed to the CSI's request and has
now published the standard on their website for access at R0 cost. The
standard can be access at: https://store.sabs.co.za/catalogsearch/result/?q=1883
The standard is available in
- Part 1: Data formats of the addresses.
- Part 2: Guidelines for addresses in databases, data transfer, exchange and interoperability; and
- Part 3: Guidelines for address allocation and updates.
The CSI would like to thank SABS for agreeing to this request. We also like to
encourage the geospatial community assisting Government in the fight against
COVID-19 to make use of the standard when capturing addresses and any other
matter related to the fight against the pandemic.