Gallery: SA GeoTech 2017 Day 1

July 31st, 2017, Published in Articles: PositionIT

 

SA GeoTech 2017, a geospatial business conference, brought the geospatial and related industries together in Gauteng for three days to discuss and demonstrate geospatial and measurement technologies, their business benefits and applications. The conference, which took place from 25 to 27 July 2017, also provided insight into current geotech trends and deployment strategies. Hosted by EE Publishers, the conference aimed to expose geospatial technologies to a wider audience, and along with surveyors and GIS professionals was attended by engineers and business analysts, among others.

International keynote speaker Geoff Zeiss, a geotech consultant, opened the conference by providing a foundation for following discussions as he focussed on geotech trends and their business value for utilities. Zeiss said the explosion in sensors and the resulting increase in data collection, the internet of things, increased computational power and big data processing, as well as better standards and compatibility of data sharing all rely on, drive and enhance spatial technologies.

Geospatial technologies, he said, can solve some of society’s most expensive problems – from infrastructure costs such as potholes, land subsidence and smart cities to managing health risks and disasters. On top of that, geospatial solutions are becoming more accessible and cheaper, Zeiss added.

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