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 […]

Assessing correlation between road access and accidents

  The Centre for Geoinformation Science at the University of Pretoria recently hosted a presentation on using spatial analysis to assess safety on South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) roads. Stefan de Bruin and Cobus Lotz, two former students of the university who now work for ITS Engineers, examined the relationship between road accidents and access spacing […]

Post-symposium workshops build on earth observation themes

  Two workshops have been scheduled to follow the 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-37) which convenes in Tshwane, South Africa from 8 to 12 May 2017. The symposium’s theme is “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World”. The first is a public lecture by retired Deputy Chief Technologist for […]

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