Posts tagged as GIS

Governance and geo-information management go hand-in-hand

  Between the local government elections, Brexit, #FeesMustFall, the goings on at the National Prosecuting Authority, the State Capture Report and the triumph of Trump, it has certainly been an eventful 2016. While we have been entertained by social media depictions of the arrival of Jesus during the local elections and the ongoing search for the […]

Conference explores and interrogates new research

  The University of Pretoria (UP) Centre for Geoinformation Science’s annual CGIS Mini Conference took place in Pretoria on 27 October 2016, and gave UP students a platform to discuss their research projects and get feedback from experts in various geospatial professions. The majority of the papers were presented by masters-degree students, with topics ranging […]

Virtual reality: Primitive but promising

  The data explosion has called for new ways to visualise information. Virtual reality has become one solution in this quest. A product of video games, its entertainment value is one reason for its growth. Business applications have since emerged, not least in GIS, but the question remains whether the technology needs further development to […]

SA geomatics industry showcases technology and tackles skills concerns

  The South African geospatial industry’s annual gathering, Geomatics Indaba 2016, saw over 700 delegates attending the two day conference at Emperors Palace, and 400 delegates participating in the Technology and Field Training Day at the Transnet School of Rail in Ekurhuleni. The theme for the indaba, “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure […]

Keynote speakers confirmed for Geomatics Indaba 2016

  Chief Surveyor General Mmuso Riba, Statistician General Pali Lehohla, Rob Mahoney from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and Gary Gale, the Chief Technology Officer for What3words, have all confirmed their participation as keynote speakers at Geomatics Indaba 2016. Hosted by the Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA), the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA), the […]