Geomatics, land reform and big data: Where to from here?

The geomatics profession is changing. It is no longer all about position, as technological advancements have made it easier for non-professionals to do this. It is now also about big data management and the ability to deal with complexity. Talks at AfricaGEO 2018 and a GISSA Western Cape meeting gave some directions to the future. […]

GIS and BIM integration will transform construction

An unfortunate fact of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is that, between every stage of the process, from planning and design to construction and operations, critical data is lost. GIS and BIM integration is about to change that. The reality is, when you move data between phases of, say, the usable lifecycle of […]

Implementing a successful enterprise GIS

This article will detail a twelve-step plan to implement an enterprise GIS system, the key components to a successful implementation. It is based on the two-and-a-half-year process that Sasol Mining has undergone to digitise their spatial information, making the data more accessible to the general Sasol employee. GIS is commonly thought of as a simple […]

Implementing an enhanced deformation monitoring system

The Sri Lankan Authorities recognised that the ongoing monitoring of Victoria Dam is essential in understanding the structural integrity of the dam post construction, as well as to understand how it is behaving in accordance with its original design. It was deemed important to update the monitoring system to capitalise on the latest advances in […]