PositionIT Inbox, Aug/Sept 2018

Letters in this issue respond to an article about the Absa/Intel drone light show, while another reader raises the issue surveyors conducting illegal drone surveys to the detriment of drones companies, an issue that SAGI president Peter Newmarch responded to. Our winning letter re: Absa drone light show Dear Editor With reference to the article […]

Taking earth observation to the continent

Andiswa Mlisa took the helm of the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation directorate as managing director in October 2017. Having listened to industry, she’s now ready to realise her and the agency’s grand ambitions. Since taking office, Mlisa spent her first ten months in consultation with the agency’s clients, which along with […]

Embracing the science of data

The importance of data in the digital society cannot be overestimated. Companies need to constantly review, analyse, and interrogate the data they have at their disposal to enable better decision-making as well as improved solution development. Data science goes beyond data analysis. With worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics expected to reach more […]

Urban agenda calls for new skills and technology

In light of the 9th World Urban Forum, attention turns to implementation of the New Urban Agenda. After the frenzy of Habitat 3 (the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), PwC highlighted that implementing the commitments made in Quito will require new skills and partnerships than the ones that created it. This now feels […]