Data protection guidance for local businesses

The newly released book, A Commentary on the Protection of Personal Information Act, examines the eight conditions of lawful processing, the difference between personal and special personal information and the exemptions, exceptions and exclusions as set out in the Act. The authors set out the powers of the Information Regulator and possible fines, compensation and […]

Wide format scanner launched

Contex, a leader in large format document scanning, has introduced the HD Ultra X 6000 scanners – a 60-inch CCD scanners. Offering high quality colour matching and image scanning quality, the scanner with multiple productivity-boosting capabilities gives customers long-term value and a return on investment. It comes in two models and will be available worldwide […]

Workshop on location data and big data

The second quarter AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop took place in Midrand on 12 June 2018 and focused on utilising big data, from applying spatial strategies to incorporating it into one’s own data. Lourens Snyman, AfriGIS GIS analyst, demonstrated how the combination of different data sources can be used in business operations. Christopher Ueckermann, the […]

Platform for user-created immersive and VR tours

Concept3D’s new Tour Builder platform allows anyone to create, manage and share their own VR-enabled virtual tours. Using the platform is simple, and the design taps into the company’s experience of building the content management system (CMS) that powers its own interactive 3D maps and premium virtual tour system. The platform is used by a […]

Educational licenses of data visualisation software

Golden Software, a developer of software for scientific data visualisation and analysis, has introduced a new unlimited licensing plan for universities and educational institutions. The license allows qualifying universities, colleges and accredited trade schools to provide unlimited access to Surfer, Grapher and/or Strater for use by students, faculty, researchers and administrative staff. The software may […]

Improved capabilities streamline cartography

Avenza Systems, producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, has released Mapublisher 10.2 for Adobe Illustrator. Mapublisher for Adobe Illustrator is map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. The software’s cartographic tools leverage the graphic design environment […]