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September 27th, 2012
Tanzania Online Mining Cadastre Portal Launched

The SMMRP’s aim is to strengthen the Government’s capacity to manage the mineral sector to improve the socio economic impacts of large and small-scale mining for Tanzania and Tanzanians and enhance private local and foreign investment.

“It is fantastic that another Government has chosen to publish their mining cadastre data through our cloud based FlexiCadastre Portal. Around the world we are seeing a strong move towards Governments improving both the transparency and ease of doing business in their critically important resource extraction sectors”, said Mr Bill Feast, Managing Director of Spatial Dimension.

“An online portal is the first step towards providing both local and international investors with an efficient mechanism to interact with the Ministry on a fair and transparent basis.  Many clients are now asking Spatial Dimension to include ‘self-service’ functionality into the portal while they wait for Mining Law and Regulation updates to allow for a fully transactional system where all applications, payments, renewals and returns would be conducted online”, added Mr Feast.

The portal site hosts some 67,000 mineral licenses. The Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Mines is currently undertaking a full audit of all licenses and encourages stakeholders to engage directly with them should any data related issue be found.

The portal is available from the Ministry’s home page http://www.mem.go.tz/.

About FlexiCadastre
FlexiCadastre uses a workflow-centric and spatially-enabled approach to provide a scalable, enterprise-ready and integrated solution to drive the efficient administration of mineral rights and contracts across multiple global jurisdictions. Using a web portal for data management and reporting, advanced task management, configurable business logic and best of breed GIS technologies, FlexiCadastre has become a world leader in mineral rights management solutions.

Corporate FlexiCadastre clients include African Barrick Gold, Anglo American Thermal Coal, Anglo American Exploration, Anglo American Platinum, AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, Goldcorp, Hochschild Mining, Kinross, Kumba Iron Ore, Rio Tinto, Teck and Vale. Government FlexiCadastre clients include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Greenland, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

About Spatial Dimension
Spatial Dimension is a solution-focused software development and service company with established expertise in the delivery of innovative and cost effective, spatially enabled solutions for the land and resource management sectors. Their flagship product, FlexiCadastre, is the solution of choice globally for both Government Agencies and Mineral Resource Companies wanting to implement integrated mineral rights management.

Spatial Dimension is an Esri Gold Partner and winner of an Esri Business Partner of the Year award in 2010.

Spatial Dimension has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Vancouver and Belo Horizonte.

Visit www.spatialdimension.com for more information.