Tile matrix set candidate standard

The OGC seeks public comment on the Tile Matrix Set candidate standard, which decouples the concept of a tile matrix set from the WMTS standards so that any standard or application that requires the use of a tile matrix set can reference the concept directly. A tile matrix set defines a tile indexing pyramidal system to […]

Unlocking universal access to space

Airbus and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding during the UNISPACE+50 conference celebrating half a century of international cooperation in outer space. The five-year renewable agreement aims to jointly build capabilities in developed and developing countries in microgravity experiments and its related benefits. Furthermore, it aims […]

Surveyor General website functionality restored

The Surveyor General’s website has been experiencing intermittent downtimes over the last six months, but the service has since been restored to full functionality. The downtime was predominantly caused by non-availability of services (i.e. an overload of diagram requests beyond the system’s capacity), but network-related problems, power and hardware failures were also to blame at […]

IMSSA: Mine monitoring solutions discussed at Free State branch meeting

The IMSSA Free State Branch meeting took place on 8 June 2018 at Tholo Camp near the Mponeng Mine outside Carletonville, and was attended by 63 people. The event was sponsored by VI instruments, Southern Mapping, MineRP, Harmony Gold and Anglo Gold Ashanti. Seshen Govindsamy from Southern Mapping presented on the surface movement monitoring service […]

Global UAS experts meet, open documents for comment

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) hosted the bi-annual plenary meeting of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) during April, with the next meeting scheduled for 15 to 19 October in San Diego, US. JARUS includes experts from 54 National Aviation Authorities and regional aviation safety organisations working together to recommend a […]

Gallery: Drone Conference, June 2018

The Drone Conference 2018, which took place in Gauteng on 28 to 29 June, discussed the latest developments and applications in this sector. (The full article will be available here and in PositionIT’s July 2018 issue soon.)