Unleashing the power of imagery

by Stuart Martin, GeoTerraImage In the fields of satellite imagery and aerial photography, the geospatial community has a myriad of choice with respect to sensors, resolutions, revisit times and capabilities in terms of imagery. Within the community, the ability to extract information and knowledge from these images seems to be lagging behind as most applications […]

The need for consolidated geodatabases

by Alistair Main, GCS Water and Environmental Consultants This article will illustrate the value that geomatics, geographical information systems (GIS), surveyors and related geospatial professionals can add to the South African mining industry by identifying and populating gaps in available information. It will illustrate ways in which national geospatial systems need to develop in order […]

Drought monitoring

Information from the ARC-ISCW Recent drought conditions over the North West Province have revitalised interest in drought monitoring over South Africa. The Agricultural Research Council – Institute for Soil, Climate and Water (ARC-ISCW) monitors climate and vegetation responses operationally and provides near-real time products for the delineation of adversely affected areas. Please download the PDF