World Cup venues: From dust to dreams

  Take a closer look at the 12 stadiums hosting this year’s matches and compare the finished buildings to recent imagery taken during construction.

WorldCup 2014 Dashboard

  The World Cup 2014 kicks off in Brazil on 12 June 2014. Esri is helping soccer fans keep up to speed on all things related to the 2014 World Cup. Explore the venues that will host the games and click through each tab to learn more about the countries in each group and to […]

AfricaGEO the geospatial highlight of 2014

  The AfricaGEO 2014 conference looks set to be the geospatial highlight of the 2014 calendar. Over six hundred delegates have registered for the event and the exhibition area is sold out. The conference programme features 102 papers covering cadastres and land tenure; technology, engineering, precise surveying and scanning;  GIS, SDI, and data management; remote […]

Free state mine surveyors learn about MCF

  The Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) Free State branch held their branch meeting at the Afgen offices in Kyalami on 30 May 2014. Branch secretary Ebrahim Ramzan welcomed the 50 mine surveyors in attendance and provided delegates with feedback from the IMSSA council. Ramzan advised the delegates that the South African […]

Key findings of released climate report

  SANSA’s Dr. Jane Olwoch recently presented some of the key findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) AR5 Working Group 2 Report. The IPCC is an international scientific body that assesses climate change, and was established by the UN Environmental Programme and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988. This is the […]

Civil Aviation Authority sets record straight on drone “ban”

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) wishes to put the record straight regarding the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or so called drones, in South Africa. Reports that suggest that the SACAA has recently issued a notice banning the use of unmanned aircraft systems specifically in the film industry are beset with […]

Award for best mining engineer in surveying

  University of the Witwatersrand student, Takudzwa Caleb Maposa, has been awarded the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) award for the Best Mining Engineer in Surveying for 2013. The award was handed over by IMSSA President Nape Mojapelo at a prize giving evening held on 29 May 2014 in the Wits Great […]