SA population statistics updated to 2018 values

Planners and decision makers need current population statistics to understand the size and distribution of demand for services and products. AfricaScope South Africa has updated the population statistics data from the last national census in 2011 to the 2018 values at an enumeration area level for South Africa. Demographic data such as gender, age and […]

Dual solution for efficient crop analysis

The SenseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX is a new dual solution for crop analysis. The RedEdge-MX is a rugged professional multispectral sensor. Capturing red, green, blue, near-infrared, and red-edge spectral bands, data from this sensor can be used to generate true colour composites, basic crop health indexes, and advanced analytical tools like flower identification […]

South African software developer turns 30

This year Model Maker Systems is celebrating its 30th year in business. The company was founded in August 1989 by Carel Viljoen and Ben van den Heever, who worked independently on similar software solutions since 1984 without knowing about one another’s work. Late in 1985 they started working together to provide a bureau service to […]

VR helps clients better understand design proposals

The application of virtual reality (VR) in architecture stands to become an invaluable resource as the technology evolves to the point where multiple people can partake in the same VR session, either in the design process itself, or when used to present a building design. This has resulted in architecture and interior architecture group Paragon […]

Cross-sensor interferometry succeeds

Airbus Defence and Space and Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos have generated the first joint TerraSAR-X/PAZ radar interferogram, demonstrating the missions’ capacity for cross-sensor interferometry, whose processing is among the most challenging. Interferograms are typically used to derive the topographic elevation and deformation of the Earth’s surface, and are created using at least two different images acquired […]

Drone flights set BVLOS records

In-Flight Data, a Canadian commercial drone operator, has been awarded three Guinness World Records for drone flights recently carried out as part of a beyond visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) project. The records were awarded for “Longest cumulative BVLOS battery-powered UAV flight: 2723,04 km”; “Longest cumulative urban flight for a BVLOS civilian UAV (small class – up to […]

Rugged-device manufacturing reports EMEA growth

Juniper Systems reported its success throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Throughout EMEA, the company is on pace for another year of growth, including an expanded team and product lines. The company recently added dedicated account managers in German-speaking and Nordic countries. This year the company expects to release five new products, two of […]

Automatically remove point cloud artefacts

A new software release for the NavVis M6 indoor mobile mapping system (IMMS) automatically detects and removes dynamic objects and object fringe points from point clouds during the post-processing of scan data. Fringe points and dynamic objects are two common types of point cloud artefacts that affect all 3D laser scanning devices. Fringe points occur […]

Introduction of low energy consumption GPS tracker

Users can locate any objects that they see fit with a Keyco LoRa GPS Tracker via an app called Keyco Plus. The device and app allow the user to both observe position data over time or use this information as a trigger for different notification functions. The tracker does not transmit on the usual GSM […]

New high quality GNSS receiver

ProtSurv Geo Centre now stocks the Hi-Target iRTK5, a new high quality GNSS receiver which benefits from the next-generation BD990 GNSS engine and supports the PPP service. It offers full band support for cellular mobile networks (LTE, WCDMA, Edge, GPRS, GSM), and supports most of the radio protocols on its internal UHF transceiver radio. The […]