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Gallery: AfricaGEO 2018

This year’s AfricaGEO Conference and Exhibition brought together geomaticians across South Africa to explore the profession’s changing roles, look at current research, and to discuss topics such as land governance, land right and disruptive technologies.

New metric camera and aerial systems

Phase One Industrial launched its iXM-RS metric camera series and new aerial systems. The iXM-RS150F camera is full frame, 150 MP and available in RGB and achromatic models. Its ultra-high-resolution backside illuminated CMOS sensor, fast capture speed (2 fps) and enhanced light sensitivity enable increased productivity in a wide range of aerial image acquisition projects. […]

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 […]

What’s Hot at AfricaGEO 2018

The AfricaGEO 2018 Conference and Exhibition will be taking place at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, from 17 to 19 September 2018. Emphasising the development of geomatics as an industry and technology in the African context, it will provide a platform to share the latest developments in the surveying and geo-information industry. The conference will also promote […]

Celebrating excellence in engineering

The 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards (hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsored by Aon South Africa) this year received close to 50 submissions. In celebration of Nelson Mandela’s Centenary year, CESA expanded the Award’s categories to include The Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, a discretionary award to recognise an individual who has […]