Connecting developers and investors to grow startups

Esri South Africa has in recent months started involving itself more with local technology startups. The geospatial company held its first StartTech Meetup in collaboration with Thmbprnt on 14 September 2017, connecting developers and start-ups with business development experts. Keynoting the event was Abu Bakr Cassim, co-founder of the investment platform Jozi Angels, and Michael […]

Survey donation to university grows educational capacity

The University of South Africa’s (UNISA) Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering recently accepted a donation of survey equipment from survey instrumentation supplier ProtSurv Geo Centre. The donation will allow more students to simultaneously participate in the surveying practical courses. ProtSurv’s DC van der Walt and Vincent Ratshilumela handed over the donation of two Fujiyama […]

University partnership builds geomatics and human skills

  Following two weeks of collaborative geo-app development for community upliftment, the University of Pretoria’s 2017 Winter School on Participatory Sensing concluded on 4 August 2017 with student presentations. The exchange programme, now in its third year, forms part of the Geomatics and Participation project in which the University of Pretoria (UP)’s Centre for Geoinformation […]

Building geospatial capacity in African secondary cities

  Secondary Cities Africa team representatives from Cameroon, Ethiopia and Nigeria participated in the week-long Secondary Cities South Africa Technical Exchange which took place at Esri South Africa’s offices in Midrand, Gauteng from 26 to 30 June 2016.  The event, which was organised by the American Association of Geographers, EIS-Africa, Esri South Africa and the […]

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