NEM: ICMA and the development of proclaimed fishing harbours

  by Simon van Wyk, Aurecon With the promulgation and enactment of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act (NEM: ICMA) on 1 December 2009, a paradigm shift in coastal management has occurred in South Africa. This article aims to address selected sections of the NEM: ICMA, as well as other pertinent marine legislation […]

Moving window display for Landsat 8

  by Riaan Stegmann, SANSA Earth Observation Late last year SANSA Earth Observation became one of the first ground stations in the world to acquire a moving window display for Landsat 8. Landsat 8 images are used by the departments of agriculture, water affairs, environmental affairs, and rural development and land reform, as well as […]

The Statistics South Africa Geospatial Strategy

  by Ashwell Jenneker, Statistics South Africa A glance at the current landscape indicates that geospatial information does not meet planning and policy requirements to implement the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030. Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) response to the NDP is that no realistic and sustainable planning or development can be done without an […]

Using SG data to determine economic activity

  by Julian Williamson, Surveyor General’s Office: Pretoria The purpose of this article is to use the different types of documents that are submitted to the Surveyor Generals’ Offices in the nine provinces of South Africa for examination and approval by the professional land surveyor in terms of the Land Survey Act, 1997 and to […]

Using GPS data to characterise driving patterns and fuel use

  by Prof. Christo Venter and Prof. Johan Joubert, University of Pretoria The use of global positioning system (GPS) technologies for collecting travel data is growing rapidly throughout the world. As GPS technologies improve, a number of shifts are occurring in their application. Data collection periods are also increasing beyond the traditional one-day survey, as […]

GNSS‐based solution for material flow control and landfill management

  by Peter Rausch, Nuremberg Institute of Technology;  Fritz Schreiber, University of Applied Sciences, Coburg; and Michael Diegelmann, Rosenheim Material Flow Control and Landfill Management (MFCLM) is one of the most challenging tasks for the construction industry and logistics services. Especially in times of global competition, an increasing need for transparency and the management of […]