Augmented reality as a workplace tool

  Although the adoption of augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise is still in its infancy, AR technology has matured to a point where organisations can use it as an internal tool to complement and enhance business processes, workflows and employee training. According to research and advisory company Gartner, AR facilitates business innovation by enabling […]

The role of engineers and the technical media in civil society

  This paper was presented on 6 April 2014 by Chris Yelland, managing director at EE Publishers, at the Civilution Congress 2014 held at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa, from 6 to 8 April 2014. Background to the prevailing environment First some background on the prevailing environment in which we find ourselves as engineers […]

PositionIT Inbox, March 2014

  This month’s letters focus on trig beacon maintenance, the Legal Metrology Bill, and Project Vulindlela. Send your letters to: Our winning letter re: Trig beacons – erosion of a valuable asset Dear Editor The Chief Directorate: National Geospatial Information (CD:NGI) is, amongst others, mandated, through the Land Survey Act (Act 8 of 1997), […]

The economic value of surveying and GNSS positioning services

  by Chris Kirchhoff, Kirchhoff Surveyors For those questioning the economic value of surveying and particularly GNNS positioning services the Australian Government has prepared reports on the economic benefits which highlight the value of both augmented GNSS services but more importantly the critical role that positioning services and specifically surveying or geomatics play in the […]

SA should look to China for sustainable rail solutions

  by Bruce Evans, GIBB Railway development in China over the past 25 years provides ample examples of what can be achieved when it comes to modern railways. Some aspects of China’s railway solutions could be applicable to South Africa and are worth considering in particular for a new Durban-Gauteng high-standard, standard-gauge railway. China has […]

Zuma orders investigation into Project Vulindlela

  by Clare van Zwieten, EE Publishers President Zuma has issued a proclamation calling on the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and its service providers for alleged fraud, corruption and maladministration relating to the e-cadastre project, also known as […]

PositionIT Buyers’ Guide 2014

  The PositionIT GIS and Surveying Buyers’ Guide for 2014 provides a comprehensive listing of products, services  and solutions.   Download the PDF

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