SA space agency joins BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation

  The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), the State Space Corporation “Roscosmos” (ROSCOSMOS), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have formally joined forces to create the BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation. A joint committee meeting was held in Haikou, China, on 3 July […]

Open source conference promotes spatial literacy

  Spatial literacy and its role in society was the focus of Malcolm McInerney’s keynote address at the recent FOSS4G Africa 2017 and QGIS South Africa User Group conference. McInerney pointed out that spatial literacy is a way of thinking which applies to all subjects and not just to geography, and as a result of the […]

Workshop provides insights on development of SA’s spatial data infrastructure

  The Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) held a South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI) Workshop at St Johns School in Johannesburg on 27 June 2017. Representatives from national and provincial departments, metros as well as district and local municipalities, and state entities were in attendance to find out about the work that the CSI […]

Flying into the future: drones make their mark

  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are more than simply hobbyists’ toys or military hardware. Although they can be, and often are, used for recreational purposes as well in security-related applications, the latest versions are being used in various commercial, environmental, industrial, surveying and agricultural applications. Drones Conference 2017, which was held […]

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