Posts tagged as GIS

GISSA Gauteng branch looks to the future

  Digital data collection innovations, data science analysis, and international geo-information trends were some of the subjects under discussion at GISSA Gauteng’s last general meeting for 2016. Held at the impressive new headquarters of Statistics South Africa in Pretoria, delegates first heard from Esri South Africa’s Rudolf de Munnik who detailed how local government can […]

Geomatics Indaba 2016 – Proceedings Day 1 & 2

  Geomatics Indaba 2016 took place from 12 to 13 September 2016 at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni. Almost 700 representatives from the South African geospatial industry gathered  to hear the latest geomatics news and research at the two-day event. The theme for Geomatics Indaba 2016 was “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure our future“. Organised […]

Geomatics Indaba 2016 – Proceedings Day 2

  Keynote address: Maps alone are not enough: filling the gaps in geospatial data by Gary Gale, what3words A comparison of the performance of the least squares collocation and the fast Fourier transform methods for gravimetric geoid determination by Siphiwe Mphuthi, University of Cape Town Riegl’s versatile VUX-1 laser scanning engine for multiple kinematic applications […]

Geomatics Indaba 2016 – Proceedings Day 1

  Keynote address: Our changing world: the need for international standards by Rob Mahoney, RICS South Africa spatial data infrastructure assessment and evaluation by Andrew Tshililo, StatsSA Application to register geospatial projects on the SASDI Data Capture Project Register (DCPR) by Sam Motswenyane, National Spatial Information Framework The National Spatial Planning Data Repository (NSPDR) Ecosystem […]

Winners of the GeoJozi addressing challenge

  To help solve its addressing challenges, the City of Johannesburg opted for an unusual approach by engaging young talent in the GeoJozi Developer Challenge, launched in August 2016. The winners of the challenge were announced at the prize giving ceremony at the University of the Witwatersrand on 16 November 2016, which is also International 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 […]