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Smart infrastructure: mapping underground utilities

Beneath roads lie complex networks of cables and pipes, but often the owners of these systems don’t know their precise nature or location. Emerging digital technologies could enable the creation of real-time 3D maps of buried utilities – reducing inefficiencies, costs and risks. In recent years, sectors such as communications and the media have been […]

What GDPR means for South African businesses

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most important changes in data privacy regulation in 20 years. Ross Saunders, the director of global technology services at Cura Software Solutions, shares some need-to-know information for the South African context. The DDPR’s fundamental aim is to protect all European Union (EU) citizens from privacy […]

Report offers global satellite industry snapshot

  The Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a trade association representing the commercial satellite industry, has recently released its State of the Satellite Report June 2017, reporting on global satellite industry data from 2016. The report has been prepared by consultancy Bryce Space and Technology, and is based on proprietary surveys, in-depth public information, and independent […]

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 […]

Dataset release sees 100 000 address additions

  Spatial data company AfriGIS has released its third quarter updates to its 14 national datasets on 21 September 2016. The release included 101 468 street address (NAD) additions, 3644 links that were added to the Street Centrelines dataset, and 38 864 Land Parcel additions. There were also 481 additions to the Sectional Schemes, and […]

Compressed natural gas engine training programme launched

  Cummins South Africa has launched a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Engine Training Programme at its Africa Learning Centre in Johannesburg on 16 August 2016. The company’s R1-million plus investment into the merSETA and CMI accredited training programme is in anticipation of growing uptake of CNG technology, specifically in the public transport sector. CNG has […]