Integrating data collection, processing and visualisation functions

  Optech’s ILRIS Scan software suite for its ILRIS Terrestrial Laser Scanner product line, brings ILRIS operational efficiency to a new level. Developed in co-operation with Gexcel Srl, ILRIS Scan is a completely integrated workflow application suite that leverages a powerful, fully functional API to control the ILRIS, optionally integrate cameras, and process its data. […]

Image processing capabilities of ArcGIS

  “Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Remote Sensing” is the first student workbook to focus on the image processing capabilities inherent in Esri’s ArcGIS software. Designed to complement remote-sensing textbooks in an undergraduate curriculum, the workbook teaches students image processing and analysis skills with ArcGIS 10.1 for desktop. The book exposes students to image […]

Increasing information mobility and integrity

  Bentley Systems, has released SpecWave Composer, the first product based on its acquired SpecWave technology. With SpecWave Composer and ProjectWise, architectural, engineering, construction, and operations professionals can finally bring automation and engineering rigor to the tasks of authoring, managing, and referencing engineering specifications, codes, standards, and other structured documents. SpecWave Composer will also work […]

Handling big data management

The Czech Republic’s national mapping agency, the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre (COSMC), has implemented a web-based solution from Intergraph for the distribution and publishing of national geospatial data. The solution includes high-performance image compression and delivery for handling big data on a large scale. COSMC is now able to offer the public […]

Quality assessment of DEA dataset

  The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has entered into an agreement with Statistics South Africa to assess DEA datasets using the South African Statistical Quality Assessment Framework (SASQAF). The first DEA dataset to be assessed is the dataset on protected areas. The South African Protected Areas Database (SAPAD) is a GIS inventory of all […]

Improved field data collection

New versions of Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS offer tablet support, improved data management, and include display, configuration, and workflow enhancements that improve field data collection and enterprise oversight. Both apps are available at no cost to Portal for ArcGIS customers and ArcGIS Online subscribers. The updated Collector for ArcGIS, a […]

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 […]