Geomatics: Addressing the elephants in the room

Following the successful AfricaGEO 2018 Conference in Gauteng, please allow me to share a few observations. After the provisional conference programme was announced, I was excited about the various sessions relating to challenges in the geomatics profession. Despite its profound history, the geomatics profession (particularly land surveying) is becoming less popular compared to professions such […]

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 […]