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Siddique Motala


About Siddique

Siddique is a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Education Research Focus

Siddique's broad area of research is Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with a strong focus on the following areas: Geomatics education, Historical mapping, Participatory GIS and Open Source GIS.  He currently undertaking research on combining GIS and storytelling of African history as a decolonising methodology. He has also been involved in research that investigated the use of Participatory GIS for informal settlement upgrading.

Selected Publications

  • Motala, S.  2011.  Constructive Alignment of an introductory university Geographic Information Systems course, Proceedings of FIG Working Week 2011, Marrakech, 18-22 May 2011
  • Musungu, K., Motala, S., 2012. Participatory Multi-Criteria Evaluation and GIS: An Application in Flood Risk Analysis, Proceedings of the First FIG Young Surveyors Conference, Rome, Italy, 4-5 May.
  • Musungu, K., Motala, S., 2012. Maps and Blocks: Using GIS to Enhance Community Participation in Planning Informal Settlements, GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference, Kempton Park, 2-4 October.
  • Motala, S., Musungu, K.  2013.  Once upon a place: Storytelling in GIS education.  Proceedings of 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference SGEM 2013, 16-22 June 2013, Albena, Bulgaria
  • Musungu, K. (UCT), Motala, S.(CPUT) & Smit, J.(UCT), 2012. Using Multi-criteria Evaluation and GIS for Flood Risk Analysis in Informal Settlements of Cape Town: The Case of Graveyard Pond, South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 1(1) pp 77-91.