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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 […]

Draft charter for artificial intelligence in geoinformatics

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the draft Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) Domain Working Group (DWG) Charter. Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) technologies have started to be coupled with geoinformatics and are bringing geospatial intelligence to various domains, including autonomous transportation, predictable healthcare and sustainable urban planning/design/development, among others. For […]

Getting the geo-community to use satellite imagery in the cloud

The Earth Observation Discoveries Day, which took place at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on 31 July 2018, exposed the local earth observation and geospatial community to the possibilities of working with earth observation big data in a cloud computing environment. The South African Space Agency (SANSA) and earth observation data provider, DigitalGlobe, jointly hosted […]

Earth observation challenge searches for novel applications

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has launched the South Africa Earth Observation Challenge 2018 in partnership with satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe, RIIS and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) on 31 July 2018. The competition challenges South African-based individuals and organisations to come with up novel earth observation applications to address urban resilience, water […]

IMSSA: Mine surveyors further explore drone technologies

Members of the Mpumalanga branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa met at the Witbank Golf Club on 17 August 2018 for their annual general meeting. They discussed drone applications, got a glimpse of a new combined laser scanner total station, and elected three new committee members. The previous committee was re-elected […]