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 […]

Different approaches needed for mine safety

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s (SAIMM) MineSafe conference on 30 and 31 August 2017 saw mining companies, commercial entities, union representatives and universities gather to discuss new approaches to mine safety. This year’s theme was “Striving for zero harm – driving excellence through compliance”. Technological solutions such as 3D laser scanning, rock […]

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