Draft white paper on science, technology and innovation unveiled

Twenty years after the adoption of the first White Paper on Science and Technology (DST) in 1996, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) began developing a new draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), which was approved by Cabinet in September 2018. The new document will ensure a growing role for STI […]

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 […]