Gallery: Optron User Conference

  The Optron User Conference, held on 30 June 2014 at the Clocktower Centre in Cape Town, showcased the latest advances in positioning technologies to 150 representatives from the surveying industry. Read the full story here.  

Gallery – AfricaGEO 2014

  Speaking at the opening of the AfricaGEO 2014 conference, the deputy minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mcebisi Skwatsha, called on the assembled delegates to support the government in its efforts to make effective use of South Africa’s land and other resources.  The conference which took place from 1 to 4 July 2014 […]

GISSA showcases GIS at AfricaGEO

  The Geo-information Society of South Africa (GISSA) exhibited at the recent AfricaGEO 2014 conference in Cape Town. The GISSA booth showcased the activities of GISSA members across South Africa, where participation continues to increase across all regions, particularly in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga. Branches from the various regions arrange CPD-accredited meetings that […]

GISSA Mpumalanga branch gathers at Ngodwana

  The GISSA Mpumalanga branch held their annual general meeting for 2014 at the SAPPI Dam Lapa in Ngodwana. The setting was idyllic, and it was wonderful to get through our agenda, while being so close to nature. The members especially liked the “stoep” that afforded us the chance to see the dam while enjoying […]

Spatial and graph SIG meets

  The Oracle Spatial and Graph Special Interest Group (SIG), which was started in January this year, recently held their second meeting at the Oracle head offices in Johannesburg. The SIG aims to create a spatial and graph support community for operational issues in Oracle implementations, and a space for sharing workflow insights, best practices […]

Mining workshop focuses on geospatial management issues

  Esri South Africa and Aciel Geomatics hosted a mining workshop on 18 June at the Blue Valley Golf Estate in Midrand. Surveyors, mine planners, geologists, geotechnicians, MRM system managers, environmental specialists, draughtspersons, and ventilation and safety mine officials attended the event to learn more about geospatial solutions for the mining industry. Kick-starting the event […]

IMSSA North West mine surveyors meet at Dikholo

  The North West branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) held a branch meeting at Dikholo near Brits. Committee chairman Paul Hislop welcomed the 84 delegates and informed the members that the branch would meet its target for the year despite the difficulty in communicating with members during the mining […]

Overview of FIG Task Forces for 2011/2014

  A FIG Task Force researches and advises on matters of an administrative or of a general policy nature.  They will normally be of short duration and will be concluded on the presentation and acceptance of their reports by the council and, where necessary, the General Assembly. Their composition, chairs, terms of reference and work […]