Posts tagged as GISSA

GISSA promotes geospatial professions at career day

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) Gauteng branch’s Education portfolio, represented by Prevlan Chetty, was involved in the West Rand Careers Expo, held at the Greenhills Stadium in Randfontein from 13 to 16 March 2018. The expo is run by the Krugersdorp Rotary Club and is aimed at providing career guidance and counselling to […]

GISSA discusses geographers’ roles in creating safer cities

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa’s (GISSA) KwaZulu-Natal branch met on 8 March 2018 in Drummond to discuss safe cities and how the geospatial industry can contribute to this in the South African and greater African context. Two fundamental questions, which are important for geographers and policy makers, are: what makes us feel safe, and […]

GISSA discusses spatial statistics and professional registration

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa’s (GISSA) Gauteng branch met on 23 February 2018 in Pretoria to continue the professional registration discussion and share GIS case studies and experiences. The professional registration discussion followed a debate format, with the University of Pretoria director of the Centre for Geoinformation Science, Prof. Serena Coetzee, and City of […]

Land survey act under review

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform has published the Land Survey Amendment Bill 2017 for public comment on 22 December 2017, with comments due by 20 February 2018. The bill proposes amendments to the Land Survey Act 8 of 1997, and has four objectives: aligning the act with the current structure of the […]

Open source conference promotes spatial literacy

  Spatial literacy and its role in society was the focus of Malcolm McInerney’s keynote address at the recent FOSS4G Africa 2017 and QGIS South Africa User Group conference. McInerney pointed out that spatial literacy is a way of thinking which applies to all subjects and not just to geography, and as a result of the […]

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 […]