RPAS demonstration day

  While awaiting the promulgation of the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) regulations, AviComply and the RPAS Training Academy have organised an RPAS Demonstration Day which will be held on Friday, 7 November 2014. Major manufacturers and distributors of RPAS will do live demonstrations of their systems including pre-flight safety checks, flight planning and launching of […]

Promoting GIS careers to learners

  The City of Johannesburg’s Corporate GIS (CGIS) unit in conjunction with the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Information and Knowledge Management, Esri South Africa, and the Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) hosted the annual “Map your world through GIS” event for school pupils on 3 and 4 September 2014. The educational event aims […]

Education and training workshops at AARSE 2014

  The 10th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) is taking place from 27 to 31 October 2014 at the University of Johannesburg. A number of training and education workshops have been scheduled for the week prior (20 to 26 October 2014) to the AARSE conference.  The courses […]

Unisa invests in surveying equipment

  The University of South Africa’s (Unisa) Department of Civil Engineering earlier this year acquired new and additional surveying equipment for practical course work for first and second year engineering students. Surveying equipment specialists Afgen supplied the university with ten Pentax ETH 502 theodolites and ten Pentax AP224 dumpy levels, as well as a Pentax […]

Donation to Wits will advance SA mining industry

  The University of the Witwatersrand has received a R12,5-million donation from Sibanye Gold towards mining and engineering education. At a handover ceremony held in in July 2014 at the Sibanye Gold Academy on the West Rand, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Beatrys Lacquet received the donation on behalf of the university from Sibanye Gold CEO, Neal […]

Geospatial students: Win a trip to Trimble Dimensions 2014

  The Trimble Dimensions 2014 International User Conference is being held from 3-5 November 2014 at the Mirage and Treasure Island Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference sessions will address some of the hottest topics and ground-breaking trends in agriculture, construction, civil infrastructure, engineering, government, mapping, natural resources, surveying, telecommunications, transportation and logistics, and utilities. […]