Study guide for the desktop GIS

The Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide for 10.5 guide is designed to help individuals prepare for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate exam. The exam, offered by the Esri Technical Certification Program, tests proficiency in working with ArcGIS applications, including ArcGIS Pro 1.4 and ArcMap 10.5, to visualise, manage, and analyse geospatial data. People who […]

Applying geoinformation in data science

“Everything evolves around data – it’s the way forward,” said Enathi Motolwana, a University of Pretoria (UP) honours student who participated in the CSIR’s Data Science for Impact and Decision Enablement (DSIDE) programme. Motolwana and fellow UP graduate, Luqmaan Hassim, recently shared their experience in the programme with UP undergraduates in the Centre for Geoinformation […]

GISSA promotes geospatial professions at career day

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) Gauteng branch’s Education portfolio, represented by Prevlan Chetty, was involved in the West Rand Careers Expo, held at the Greenhills Stadium in Randfontein from 13 to 16 March 2018. The expo is run by the Krugersdorp Rotary Club and is aimed at providing career guidance and counselling to […]

Innovation competition launched to improve travel across Africa

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, based in the UK, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has launched an innovation competition to address the question: What information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable? The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation Innovation […]

Workshop considers local approaches to BIM

The BIM Academy, a training partner of the BIM Institute, hosted a two-day workshop in Pretoria in February, drawing 28 construction professionals including civil engineers, quantity surveyors, technical directors, office managers and planning consultants, CAD specialists and academia. Themed “Enhancing the BIM process for Africa”, the workshop looked at local approaches to implementing building information […]

Young scientists put data to work in solving problems

A group of young data science students could have the answer to help prevent fatalities in South African mines due to seismic activity and rock bursts, with the development of an early warning and monitoring system called “Rock Pulse”. The students are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and Decision […]

Startups show off their ideas

Esri South Africa has partnered with Venture Network for another in its series of “pitch nights” for startups, held on 7 March 2018 at the company’s head offices in Midrand, providing entrepreneurs an opportunity to expose their ideas to industry and potential investor. The programme is aligned to Esri South Africa’s Startup Programme. Startups can […]

Science engagements with learners

The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Science Advancement team continues to inspire learners in various schools throughout the country. In this quarter, the team participated at the Science Tube festival in Galishewe, Kimberley, in the Northern Cape from 12 to 16 February 2018. Learners were exposed to the agency’s Earth Observation, Space Science and […]