Satellite imagery of Flight MH17’s crash site in eastern Ukraine

  DigitalGlobe has captured satellite imagery of the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200, was on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It was carrying a total number of 295 people – comprising 283 passengers and 15 crew members. On 22 July 2014, the […]

SANSA monitors NASA’s OCO-2 satellite launch

  The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Hartebeesthoek ground station recently played a vital role in the launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite by acquiring the rocket signal over African airspace and providing live video feed to the United Launch Alliance (ULA). NASA’s OCO-2 satellite was successfully launched from the Vandenberg Air […]

Gallery – 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 […]

User conference re-energises surveying professionals

  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. Optron managing director, Trevor Venter, urged the delegates to assess the technology on offer and establish how it can be used to make them […]

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 […]