Archive for July, 2013

Conference to focus on GIS in the Eastern Cape

GISSA Eastern Cape will be holding their annual general meeting and conference from 30 to 31 October 2013 at the Fishriver Sun Resort. The Eastern Cape Province faces numerous challenges in terms of service delivery, poverty and unemployment, and GIS can be used to address these challenges. Delegates are invited to attend the GISSA Eastern […]

LA Extech MB:Intrinsically safe camera with auto-focus lens

Intrinsically safe and explosion proof equipment manufacturer Extronics has launched the Icam502 intrinsically safe camera with auto-focus lens. Designed for users with high-performance requirements, this model has a number of new improvements over its predecessor. The auto-focus lens allows crystal-clear images to be taken from as close as 5 cm, making the camera ideal for […]

EMF flow meter for Rand Water

The Rand Water BG3 project is essentially to upgrade the amount of water Rand Water can transport from the Vaal Dam to the Suikerbos water treatment plant which is regarded as one of the largest treatment plant in the Southern region. This flow meter will be used to measure the amount of water that will […]

New CESA CEO takes anti-corruption stance

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has appointed a new CEO, Lefadi Makibinyane.   Speaking at a media event at the CESA offices in Bryanston, he took a firm stance against corruption stating that it destroys value and compromises quality of service by denying community service delivery and efficient infrastructure.  He warned that any consulting engineering member […]

Energy survey open for building benchmarking

Building owners and facility managers can participate in Energy Cybernetics’ National Energy Barometer Survey for the fourth consecutive year. The barometer determines the energy consumption status of buildings in relation to other buildings in similar markets and environments. The surveying aims to compile a database of building energy use information in the country and is […]

Global Geospatial Conference 2013 Sponsors and Keynote Speakers

The organisers of the Global Geospatial Conference 2013, to be held at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 4 to 8 November, have announced that  Esri, Intergraph, Google and DigitalGlobe have all signed on as lead sponsors for this joint GSDI 14 World Conference and […]

TDR comes into its own in measurement applications

by John Alexander, Krohne Time-domain reflectometry, more commonly known by its acronym TDR, is not a new concept. It is widely used in the electronics industry in the measurement of impedance and in fibre cables to measure the distance of a break in the cable. Please download pdf

Marking 30 years of GRASS GIS development

The Free Software community is celebrating the 30th birthday  of GRASS GIS.  GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free and open source geographic information system (GIS) software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and map production, spatial modeling, and 3D visualisation. It is currently used in academic and […]

University of Fort Hare hosts SA-GEO 2013

Using earth observations for informed decision-making in South Africa is the theme of the second annual SA-GEO Symposium of the National Earth Observations and Space Secretariat (NEOSS), which takes place at the University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape, from 10 to 12 September 2013. This symposium is an initiative to highlight and share earth observation […]

Professional registration benefits firefighters, doctors and GISc professionals

The New York Fire Department has been afforded hero status for their professionalism and bravery, particularly in the aftermath of 911. However, it wasn’t always that way. Early fire crews were honest and hardworking, but the industry changed when insurance companies started paying fire crews on a bonus basis for the first to put out […]