Posts tagged as GIS

Creating a national online GIS repository

  Information from 1Map Spatial Solutions GIS is indispensable in planning, management and many engineering, design and property related industries. The state invests vast amounts of money to have the data captured and aerial photos flown. Despite the fact that the data in source format is available at minimal cost and, in certain instances, for […]

Western Cape Symposium highlights geospatial initiatives

  With the backing of the Western Cape Government, the Western Cape Spatial Information Forum (WCSIF) held its first day-long symposium at the Strand Towers Hotel on 14 November 2013. The symposium was attended by 111 delegates from national, provincial and local government, as well as parastatal and tertiary institutions. WCSIF chairperson, Jacques du Preez, […]

Land tenure administration and GIS: trends and challenges

by Dr. Michael Barry, University of Calgary, Canada The article describes the current state of the GIS market and some of the major trends in land tenure administration. While GIS has become a multi-billion dollar market, the majority of land interests around the world are yet to be recorded. The article describes some of the […]

Ehlanzeni District Municipality celebrates GIS Day

  Ehlanzeni District Municipality (EDM) celebrated GIS Day on 20 November 2013 at their Disaster Management centre. The theme for the event was “Planning for our communities through GIS”. EDM’s Executive Mayor Letta Shongwe graced the event with her presence. She showed her unwavering support through her warm opening and welcoming remarks. Members of the […]

Rugged mobile handheld devices for survey, GIS and mapping

Hemisphere GNSS has launched an all-new series of rugged mobile handheld devices with application software options to support survey, GIS, and mapping professionals. GeoMapper handhelds are designed to work in harsh outdoor environments and feature an intuitive and scalable software package. The GeoMapper family of products (GM100, GM200, GM300, and GM500) offers a variety of […]

GIS improves health care services for elderly

Taiwan developed the Elder Friendly Navigation System to help community and local hospitals respond to the challenges of providing health care delivery to its aging population and to use municipal budgets more efficiently. The system enables users to access the wide variety of health care and medical services offered by health bureau over the internet, […]

GIS for electric utilities

“Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS” from Esri Press, illustrates how an electric utility can significantly improve operations by implementing a geographic information system (GIS). The book is a conceptualisation based on author Bill Meehan’s many years of experience with the electric industry. It tells the story of the new GIS manager at AnyTown Energy, and […]

Enabling emergency management services to mitigate loss

“Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness”, the latest book from Esri Press, describes the benefits of integrating a geographic information system (GIS) with an emergency management common operating platform (COP). The book explains how enabling a COP with the ability to analyse location-based data gives emergency management directors the overview necessary to coordinate efforts across agencies and […]