SA to drive the global earth observation agenda

South Africa became lead co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in November 2018 at GEO Week. The function of the lead co-chair is to preside over the GEO plenary and executive committee, as well as to set priorities for the year and work closely with the GEO secretariat to advance the group’s mission. […]

Review finds reviving dying land is doable by 2030

Reviving damaged lands and the livelihoods of people affected by desertification, land degradation and drought is possible by 2030 according to participants of the intergovernmental committee that reviews the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Participants at the 17th Committee to Review the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC17) said that the […]

Collaboration offers applicants cloud services for earth observation

The new collaboration between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers GEO member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions […]

Collaborative opportunities for high-res land cover products discussed

The First United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress was held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China from 19 to 21 November 2018. The Congress was organised by the United Nations through Statistics Division as the UN-GGIM Secretariat (United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management), in collaboration with the Government of China through the […]

Update on open science platform for Africa

The African Open Science Platform (AOSP) is a pan-African endeavour which aims to position African scientists at the cutting edge of data intensive science by creating opportunities through the development of efficiencies of scale, the creation of critical mass through shared capacities, and amplifying impact through a commonality of purpose and voice. The AOSP was […]

Gallery: IMSSA President’s Cup 2019

The IMSSA President’s Cup 2019 took place on 15 March 2019 at the Krugersdorp Golf Club. It was attended by 150 members and 18 sponsors.

Johannesburg to host fifth annual RICS Summit Africa

The fifth annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa 2019 is set take place at Sun International’s Maslow Hotel Conference Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg on 29 and 30 May 2019. The theme of this year’s summit focuses on how collaborative partnerships and impactful investment is shaping the future of Sub-Saharan Africa. Key topics […]

Gallery: GIS Day 2018

First held in 1999 in the US, GIS Day has evolved into a global public awareness initiative which annually takes place in November and promotes geography and GIS technology and applications. GIS Day is also celebrated in South Africa, and in 2018 both the Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) EGIM team and the City of […]

Registration: Nedbank and EE Publishers’ infrastructure seminars in 2019

A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Co-hosted by: Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa. DATES: See below for the date of each seminar TIMES: 09h00 to 13h00, with a networking finger […]