Posts tagged as 2018

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 […]

Collaborative opportunities for high-res land cover products discussed

The First United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress was held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China from 19 to 21 November 2018. The Congress was organised by the United Nations through Statistics Division as the UN-GGIM Secretariat (United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management), in collaboration with the Government of China through the […]

Gallery: GIS Day 2018

First held in 1999 in the US, GIS Day has evolved into a global public awareness initiative which annually takes place in November and promotes geography and GIS technology and applications. GIS Day is also celebrated in South Africa, and in 2018 both the Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) EGIM team and the City of […]

Analysis paralysis over South Africa’s IRP for electricity presents massive economic risk

. It has been four months now since the release of the Department of Energy’s latest draft Integrated Resource Plan for electricity (Draft IRP 2018) for public comment on 27 August 2018, and two months since the closing date for public comments on 25 October 2018. So where’s the IRP? Initially energy minister Jeff Radebe […]

New field solutions for all survey applications

Earlier this year Trimble announced their new TSC7 Controller and Access 2018 specialised field software solution. Defining the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers, this solution is set to drastically increase productivity in all survey applications. Redesigned from the ground up, the Trimble TSC7/Access 2018 combination of hardware and software unleashes […]

PositionIT Inbox, Oct/Nov 2018

This month’s letters follow ponder the proposed new national projection and cartesian coordinate system, and address issues around PPK vs ground control points for drone surveys. Send your letters to the editor at positionit@ee.co.za. Our winning letter: The proposed national projection and cartesian coordinate system Dear Editor In response the news that South Africa plans […]

Celebrating 41 years of service to the geomatics profession

Geomatics veteran Raubie Raubenheimer will retire as Head of Department: Surveying and GIS at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) at the end of this academic year, having served the geomatics profession for 41 years. He also served several voluntary organisations such as the South African Geomatics Council and the South African Geomatics Institute. Nathan […]

Online AI tests geo-analytics on earth observation imagery

To bridge the gap between abundant earth observation data and artificial intelligence research, Picterra has built an online platform for making AI object detection on earth observation imagery simple and accessible to everyone. The company introduced the Beta version of the AI platform to the professional geospatial community at InterGEO 2018. The solution is an […]