DEA celebrates GIS Day 2013

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)  held its GIS Day 2013 event on 22 October 2013 at the Voortrekker Monument in Tshwane. Nicolene Fourie (DEA) welcomed the 150 delegates to the event before calling on Mimi Chauke of the NSIF to update the audience on the activities of the Committee for Spatial Information. The rest […]

New appointments at GIS software provider

Henry Nkosi has been appointed as a director at Esri South Africa. His mandate is to help administer quality data within the South African market as well as to positively impact on the uptake of GIS technology in the educational system as well as in large organisations. Nkosi earned his BSc Honours in Geology at […]

ATM infrastructure upgrade

Absa has committed more than R550-million to improve and enhance its ATM network and expand convenient self-service banking facilities for Absa and non-Absa customers alike.  The bank operates the largest ATM footprint nationwide with more than 9000 conveniently located ATMs. The investment has ensured that all ATMs have enhanced functionality and industry-leading availability and uptime. […]

Field data collection for Quality of Life Survey

Geospace International was recently appointed by the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) to conduct the field data collection for the third round of the Quality of Life Survey for the Gauteng province. This survey takes place every two years, this being the third time it has been implemented. Its purpose is to analyse the quality of […]

Development and integration of location standards

TM Forum and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organisation by connecting the OGC’s location standards framework and industry consensus process to TM Forum’s core competency programs, vertical industry initiatives, and Frameworx standards and best practices, which have been adopted by four out […]

Harmonising and sharing geospatial data

Esri has joined the European Location Framework (ELF) project to assist in harmonising and sharing geospatial data across Europe. As part of the project team, Esri has agreed to a grant offer with EuroGeographics to help its 59 members implement ELFand INSPIRE compliant services. Under the grant, Esri will be providing the ArcGIS platform, including […]

Facilitating safe drinking water

SuperGIS Desktop 3.1a and SuperGIS Server 3.1a have helped the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) in Grenada by supporting its  projects which aim to provide communities with safe potable water supplies. The advancement of technology changes how people use and manage water resources. Today, water treatment makes water reusable for drinking water and industries. […]

Rugged mobile handheld devices for survey, GIS and mapping

Hemisphere GNSS has launched an all-new series of rugged mobile handheld devices with application software options to support survey, GIS, and mapping professionals. GeoMapper handhelds are designed to work in harsh outdoor environments and feature an intuitive and scalable software package. The GeoMapper family of products (GM100, GM200, GM300, and GM500) offers a variety of […]