High-res aerial imagery from hurricane damage publicly available

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) will make available to the public high-resolution aerial imagery of areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. By going to the link and typing in an address, a before-and-after comparison will be available if the property is in an affected area that has been surveyed from the air. Harvey […]

Top cartographer and SASDI stalwart retires

  A special function was held during the course of a South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI) workshop in Pretoria to acknowledge the substantial contribution that Helena Fourie has made to the South African geospatial community. Fourie, who officially retired at the end of July, was honoured by her former colleagues at the Department of […]

Data’s potential for intelligent transport systems

The Intelligent Transport Society South Africa (ITSSA) revisited a data theme at their annual general meeting in Pretoria in August 2017, with data provider AfriGIS’s managing director Magnus Rademeyer delivering the keynote address. Rademeyer explained that many challenges around location sourcing and networks have subsided in recent years, making geographic information a mere question of […]

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