Crowdsourcing the impact of global change on risk and vulnerability

The ability to respond to the impacts of global change on vulnerable populations and assets hinges on the availability of accurate and current information. Through the South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas, SAEON aims to make the research into characterising and understanding global change accessible and usable to policy and decision makers on a local […]

Guidelines for coastal lidar

This article provides guidance to technical and non-technical coastal practitioner regarding the required precision of airborne lidar data for the typical coastal applications, output formats and value-added products. It also touches on issues of flight campaign planning and a national coastal lidar inventory. Highly accurate and detailed topographic information has been identified as being crucial […]

Creating 3D virtual environment for autonomous vehicles

The Sanborn Map Company set out to demonstrate the accuracy of high definition maps in the context of a 3D reality model of the Silicon Valley area. It generated the 3D reality mesh from aerial oblique imagery of the target area. The company then overlaid the 3D mesh with HD map data that includes a […]

Managing heritage resources in the digital age

The South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) online content management system allows South Africans to play a role in the preservation and conservation of their heritage, and offers the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) a way to effectively coordinate the management of heritage resources.  The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is the […]

Smart infrastructure: mapping underground utilities

Beneath roads lie complex networks of cables and pipes, but often the owners of these systems don’t know their precise nature or location. Emerging digital technologies could enable the creation of real-time 3D maps of buried utilities – reducing inefficiencies, costs and risks. In recent years, sectors such as communications and the media have been […]