Virtual reality: Primitive but promising

  The data explosion has called for new ways to visualise information. Virtual reality has become one solution in this quest. A product of video games, its entertainment value is one reason for its growth. Business applications have since emerged, not least in GIS, but the question remains whether the technology needs further development to […]

Cost of new power generation in South Africa

  The Energy Centre of the CSIR has moved to provide updated and consistent information on the cost of new power from wind, solar PV, baseload coal IPP, baseload Eskom coal, and nuclear power generation technologies in South Africa. In a presentation dated 14 October 2016, the head of CSIR’s Energy Centre, Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz, […]

3D laser scanners and forensic reconstructions

  The use of the laser scanner at crime and crash scenes offers different workflows with varying degrees of time required at the scene. In cases where speed of capture and efficiency are factors, the approach taken at the scene must change to minimise the number of scans and overall time required, without sacrificing the […]