Gallery: AfricaGEO 2018

This year’s AfricaGEO Conference and Exhibition brought together geomaticians across South Africa to explore the profession’s changing roles, look at current research, and to discuss topics such as land governance, land right and disruptive technologies.

What’s Hot at AfricaGEO 2018

The AfricaGEO 2018 Conference and Exhibition will be taking place at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, from 17 to 19 September 2018. Emphasising the development of geomatics as an industry and technology in the African context, it will provide a platform to share the latest developments in the surveying and geo-information industry. The conference will also promote […]

Celebrating excellence in engineering

The 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards (hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsored by Aon South Africa) this year received close to 50 submissions. In celebration of Nelson Mandela’s Centenary year, CESA expanded the Award’s categories to include The Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, a discretionary award to recognise an individual who has […]

International infrastructure award finalists announced

Bentley Systems, a global provider of software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the finalists of its Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards programme. The annual awards honour the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from […]

Award recognises contribution to open source geospatial

Astrid Emde was honoured with the 2018 Sol Katz Award on 29 August 2018, during the gala dinner of FOSS4G in Dar es Salaam. Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) is the annual global event of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). Emde has been involved in FOSS for a long time, starting […]

Draft charter for artificial intelligence in geoinformatics

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the draft Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) Domain Working Group (DWG) Charter. Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) technologies have started to be coupled with geoinformatics and are bringing geospatial intelligence to various domains, including autonomous transportation, predictable healthcare and sustainable urban planning/design/development, among others. For […]

Mine safety technology making strides

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) showcased some of its latest technologies to address mine safety at a media briefing at the Mandela Mining Precinct in Johannesburg during July 2018. These technologies included a ground penetrating radar to monitor rock mass stability, a pedestrian detection system and a robotic system to navigate unsafe […]

Getting the geo-community to use satellite imagery in the cloud

The Earth Observation Discoveries Day, which took place at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on 31 July 2018, exposed the local earth observation and geospatial community to the possibilities of working with earth observation big data in a cloud computing environment. The South African Space Agency (SANSA) and earth observation data provider, DigitalGlobe, jointly hosted […]

Earth observation challenge searches for novel applications

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has launched the South Africa Earth Observation Challenge 2018 in partnership with satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe, RIIS and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) on 31 July 2018. The competition challenges South African-based individuals and organisations to come with up novel earth observation applications to address urban resilience, water […]

IMSSA: Mine surveyors further explore drone technologies

Members of the Mpumalanga branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa met at the Witbank Golf Club on 17 August 2018 for their annual general meeting. They discussed drone applications, got a glimpse of a new combined laser scanner total station, and elected three new committee members. The previous committee was re-elected […]