Posts tagged as GIS

Sugar crop monitoring and analysis using remote sensing

There is a need for more reliable and useful information that can aid farmers and various interested and affected stakeholders in optimising their operations. This study employed remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor sugarcane crop performance and harvesting on the east coast of South Africa. The South African agricultural industry makes a significant and […]

Cloud-based monitoring of SA’s water resources

Water is a critical and scarce resource in southern Africa and is likely to become even more so as the regional impacts of global climate change become more evident. Being able to accurately and repeatedly monitor available water resources across the entire landscape is a key information requirement for successful water resource management. GeoTerraImage has […]

GIS software enhances data import

Maptitude 2018 will be released in the first quarter of 2018, with new features including the ability to update linked tables/Excel locations, enhanced data import (MapPoint waypoints), and enhanced results. Data linking was one of the best features of Microsoft MapPoint and has been added to Maptitude 2018. The new release will allow users to […]

GIS platform to integrate blockchain

Geospatial Corporation will be integrating blockchain technology (the software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency) with GeoUnderground, providing a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance and track asset maintenance. The integration will allow the company to provide a seamless sharing of constantly updated locational data, status of […]

Identifying revenue loss using GIS

Being able to connect meter usage with billing and service requests can help utilities identify the extent of their equipment problems. This article looks at zeroing in on clusters of dead meters using GIS software. Opelika Utilities in Alabama, US serves nearly 20 000 customers. Its mission is to determine the current and future water […]

Automating data flow between GIS and BIM

Phase 2 of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Future City Pilot aims to improve the automation of the flow of data between geospatial systems (GIS) and building information models (BIM) systems, as well as address a number of related interoperability challenges. The OGC is seeking interested sponsors to define the challenges for Phase 2 of […]

IMSSA: Focus on resource operations will ensure professional survival for mine surveyors

The Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa (IMSSA) held their annual general meeting and colloquium at the Riverside Sun in Vanderbijlpark on 20 and 21 September 2017. Day one of the programme featured a series of presentations covering various technical aspects of mine surveying as well as ongoing issues of professional concern, while day […]