Screening tool simplifies environmental authorisation process

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Environmental Screening tool is a national online GIS-based tool which creates a centralised system for generating environmental sensitivity reports for areas of proposed development. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is responsible for protecting, conserving and improving the South African environment and its natural resources. As part of its mandate, […]

Considerations for selecting a geocoder

Location is at the heart of key business questions. Geocoding – associating each location-based record with accurate geospatial coordinates – is key to the process. This article looks at choosing a geocoder for business. Business operations are more reliant than ever on location intelligence. Location intelligence is the art and science of analysing the connections […]

Mapping endangered mammals for conservation

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and SANBI, in collaboration with multiple partners, recently revised the 2004 national Red List of Mammals, a list which helps to identify regional populations that are of global importance for the conservation of the species. Mapping is a key aspect of the red listings process, with the below article providing […]