Global UAS experts meet, open documents for comment

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) hosted the bi-annual plenary meeting of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) during April, with the next meeting scheduled for 15 to 19 October in San Diego, US. JARUS includes experts from 54 National Aviation Authorities and regional aviation safety organisations working together to recommend a […]

Gallery: Drone Conference, June 2018

The Drone Conference 2018, which took place in Gauteng on 28 to 29 June, discussed the latest developments and applications in this sector. (The full article will be available here and in PositionIT’s July 2018 issue soon.)  

Irregular municipal expenditure up by 75%

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has expressed concern about the 75% increase in irregular municipal expenditure, from R16,212-billion in the previous year to R28,376-billion in the year under review, as reported in the recent Auditor General’s report. CESA believes the main reason for the increase in irregular expenditure is the continued non-compliance with supply chain […]

Borehole and associated data interoperability experiment

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested parties to participate in its borehole and associated data interoperability experiment – the Borehole IE. Geological and geophysical data play a crucial role in contemporary society. Any application that needs to probe the underground relies on these data, including raw material exploration, hydrology, oil and gas, mining, civil […]

Electra Mining Africa 2018 official electrical, power & control preview supplement

EE Publishers, in association with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, is producing approximately 12 000 copies of an exclusive, official Electrical, Power & Control Preview/ Supplement for the Electra Mining Africa 2018 Exhibition. In addition to relevant technical articles and advertisements, the Official Electrical, Power & Control Preview guide will include the exhibitor company name, stand number, […]

Smart urbanism and sustainability require new business models

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gathered in Sandton from 30 to 31 May for the fourth annual RICS Summit Africa to discuss smart urbanism and sustainability in the built environment. The need for new business models also received attention. The summit brought together professionals in the built environment from business, government, academia and […]

Gallery: GISSA Gauteng meeting, 18 May 2018

Government-developed GIS tools took centre stage at the GISSA Gauteng branch meeting on 18 May 2018 in Pretoria. GIS for resource management was an underlying theme… Read the full article here.