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 […]

Gallery: IMSSA Mpumalanga branch meeting, 17 August 2018

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. Read the full article here.

Location intelligence for World Bank software and initiatives

Esri has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the World Bank, an international organisation with the mission to reduce global poverty. Under the agreement, the company’s software will geo-enable the World Bank’s Survey Solutions software, allowing staff to improve accuracy and quicken the kinds of data collection, analysis, and decision-making that countries need to […]

Updated specification for accessing remotely-sensed data

Radiant.Earth, a non-profit organisation committed to aggregating the world’s open Earth imagery and providing access and education on its use to the global development community, has released version 0.5.0 of the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification. The specification aims to standardise the way geospatial assets are exposed online and queried. The initial focus is primarily […]