Archive for November, 2016

Nuclear power plants: electricity and drinking water

  Potable water is in short supply in many parts of the world. Lack of it is set to become a constraint on development in some areas. Nuclear energy is already being used for desalination, and has the potential for much greater use. Nuclear desalination is generally very cost-competitive with using fossil fuels. The International […]

MESA mastering the fourth industrial revolution

  The eighth annual MESA Africa conference was held on 17 and 18 November in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.  The theme was “Mastering the fourth industrial revolution: Smart MOM 4 Industry”. Delegates were welcomed by Daniel Spies, chairman of MESA Africa, who gave feedback on recent developments in MESA Africa: its establishment as a non-profit corporation (NPC); […]

Geomatics Indaba 2016 – Proceedings Day 1 & 2

  Geomatics Indaba 2016 took place from 12 to 13 September 2016 at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni. Almost 700 representatives from the South African geospatial industry gathered  to hear the latest geomatics news and research at the two-day event. The theme for Geomatics Indaba 2016 was “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure our future“. Organised […]

Geomatics Indaba 2016 – Proceedings Day 2

  Keynote address: Maps alone are not enough: filling the gaps in geospatial data by Gary Gale, what3words A comparison of the performance of the least squares collocation and the fast Fourier transform methods for gravimetric geoid determination by Siphiwe Mphuthi, University of Cape Town Riegl’s versatile VUX-1 laser scanning engine for multiple kinematic applications […]

Geomatics Indaba 2016 – Proceedings Day 1

  Keynote address: Our changing world: the need for international standards by Rob Mahoney, RICS South Africa spatial data infrastructure assessment and evaluation by Andrew Tshililo, StatsSA Application to register geospatial projects on the SASDI Data Capture Project Register (DCPR) by Sam Motswenyane, National Spatial Information Framework The National Spatial Planning Data Repository (NSPDR) Ecosystem […]