Author: Joubert Botha


Geomatics is a modern, all encompassing term, given to the activities of collecting, managing, processing, analysing and storing geo-spatial data (geographic information). It includes the age-old profession of land surveying, as well as newer areas such as aerial photography, GIS / LIS (Geographic / Land Information Systems), remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS) and LiDAR […]

Land surveying

Land surveying is an ancient and sometimes mystical practice – at least to the lay-person. Just how does the land surveyor decide where a missing property beacon should be replaced? Or on what basis does the land surveyor decide whether a wall or fence dividing two properties is in the correct position or not? Rooted […]

Why trust your project to NPM Geomatics?

As a leading surveying company in South Africa, we are passionate about what we do. Many of you may have found us on the internet after searching “Surveying companies in South Africa, beacon relocation or Geomatics companies”. We welcome you to our blog section and would like to tell you a little more about us. […]

Property Owner, Know your boundaries!

It is always better to start off knowing where your property boundaries are before you buy or build, rather than having to resolve an expensive encroachment later. Complications with banks and neighbours can arise when boundaries are ignored. You would therefore prefer to save both time and money by making sure that the boundaries and […]

Survey for the design of a new family farm house

Survey for the design of a new family farm house positioned on a rocky ridge on a farm in the Maclear district. NPM Geomatics uses a range of hi-tech digital measuring instruments including 3D laser scanners, survey grade GNSS systems, total station theodolites and levels to execute surveys for our clients. The survey will define […]

2020 in Review and 2021 on the Horizon

2020 will be remembered as a crazy year of massive change and upheaval in the world. At the start of the year, local news was dominated by a looming water crisis caused by a crippling drought. COVID was still something affecting people in China. 2020 will be remembered as a crazy year of massive change […]

May you have a blessed festive season

The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. As the year draws to a close, please note our offices will be closed from the 16th December 2020 to 4th January 2021. We will be taking a well needed rest, and will be […]

Our Voluntary Work

At NPM Geomatics our purpose is to contribute to the sustainable social and economic development of our region through supporting Infrastructure and Housing Development, Improvement of Land Rights and Supply of Land Information, with consideration and respect for the natural and social environment. Since 2000, our business processes are being aligned to world-class best practice, […]