Web feature service modernised

The latest version of the Web Feature Service standard is open for public comment. WFS 3.0 aligns with the current architecture of the web and the joint OGC-W3C Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices. It offers the capability to retrieve, create, modify and query spatial data on the Web. The key changes relate to […]

Greenhouse gas management standard

The newly published ISO 14080, Greenhouse gas management and related activities – Framework and principles for methodologies on climate actions, supports the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to below 2°C and the UN Sustainable Development Goals by helping governments and businesses around the world do just that. The standard provides a common framework for […]

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 […]