Posts tagged as Data

New strategic direction and African focus for South African space agency

An interview with the chief executive officer of SANSA, Dr. Valanathan Munsami. In an exclusive interview, Clare van Zwieten, managing editor at EE Publishers posed a number of questions to South African National Space Agency (SANSA) CEO Dr. Valanathan Munsami to explore issues surrounding the new strategic direction that the agency will be taking and […]

Balancing the data scales

  The recent elections in France, and not so recently in the US, have exposed how data can be used to influence the results of elections. Companies like Google and Facebook are acquiring massive global repositories of data resources and developing algorithms to analyse and filter data which can then be used by commercial and […]

GISSA Gauteng puts spotlight on data quality

  The Gauteng branch of the Geo-information Society of South Africa (GISSA) held its first meeting for the year at the Sorex Estate in Centurion. Chairperson Sam Osei opened the meeting and outlined the branch’s plans for the year. The issues of job reservation and professional fees are still being reviewed, he said, with the […]

Gallery: GISSA Gauteng March 2017

  The Gauteng branch of the Geo-information Society of South Africa (GISSA) held its first meeting for the year at the Sorex Estate in Centurion. Chairperson Sam Osei opened the meeting and outlined the branch’s plans for the year. The issues of job reservation and professional fees are still being reviewed, he said, with the […]

Workshop focuses on extracting value from location data

  Delegates at the fourth quarter AfriGIS data and spatial workshop for 2016 were presented with an update on the company’s data releases and base datasets, provided with insights into successful project management, and given a glimpse of the company’s future offerings. Brian Civin kicked off by reminding everyone of the Spatial Information Strategic Framework […]