Articles: PositionIT

Learn to plan, develop and present a GIS project

Esri recently published “Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook, Fourth Edition”, a workbook which instructs readers on how to complete a geographic information system (GIS) project from start to finish. It provides instructors with a resource for teaching students how to use GIS for a single project that incorporates real data and uses the […]

Bridge project earns further accolades

Royal HaskoningDHV walked away with one of the biggest accolades at the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) National Awards held on 12 October 2018. The Grayston Pedestrian Bridge commissioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency was crowned overall winner in the Transportation Engineering Division Award. This win comes on the back of successes at […]

Developing autonomy for commercial survey

Fugro has signed a joint development agreement with L3 ASV, a leader in the field of unmanned and autonomous vessel technology, to create the next generation of autonomous vessels for the commercial survey market. The partnership brings together the expertise of both companies for the joint development of a variety of fit-for-purpose unmanned surface vessels […]

Creating spatial data infrastructure through collaboration

The Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) have convened a joint workshop in Pretoria in September 2018 around the theme “collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping”. The workshop looked at collaborative mapping and collaborative custodianship as ways to create and maintain national spatial data infrastructure (SDI). SDI is the fundamental […]

Software extends photogrammetric deliverables

Trimble has announced a new version of its Inpho office software suite for photogrammetry. The suite includes two new capabilities: Match-3DX software for creating rich 3D point clouds and true orthomosaics, and Match-3DX Meshing add-on for generating photorealistic textured meshes. Version 9 of the software, expected to be available in fourth quarter of 2018, combines […]

Handheld computer for flexible field data collection

Trimble has launched its Nomad 5 rugged handheld computer, built for tasks such as data collection, asset management and inspections. The flexible, all-in-one device features a streamlined form factor, a 5-inch sunlight-readable touch screen and an Android 8.1 operating system. It is certified to military (MIL-STD-810G) specifications for ruggedness and includes an all-day, user-replaceable battery, […]

Mobile scanner range adds indoor-outdoor flexibility

GeoSlam released its Zeb-Horizon at InterGEO in October 2018, its next generation handheld 3D laser scanner, capable of rapidly capturing intricate indoor and outdoor measurements up to 100 m away. The scanner, which complements the existing ZEB range, is the company’s first new product since its merger with 3D Laser Mapping. Using simultaneous, localisation and […]