Posts tagged as South Africa

Research projects showcased at urban conference

A delegation of eleven Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO) researchers attended the ACC International Urban Conference 2018 in Cape Town from 1 to 3 February, where they showcased their research in presentations and panel discussions. Christina Culwick co-ordinated a two-part panel on Just Sustainability around research which explores the complexities around concurrently navigating social justice […]

Appointed sales partner for electrical services

Action Instruments has been appointed a sales partner of Doble Engineering and its associated companies, Morgan Schaffer and Vanguard Instruments. Doble helps clients in the electric power industry to improve operations and optimise system performance. The company offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the world’s premier library of test results for the benefit of energy generation and […]

Modelling to help cities adapt to rising temperatures

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a modelling capability that can help municipalities adapt to climate change and associated rises in temperature. This is done by combining information from temperature projections and detailed information of urban surfaces, such as roads and buildings, using the city spatial development plan in that region. […]

Focusing on data compliance

Data compliance is an important facet of any business today. For companies relying on customer data for product distribution and development of better solutions, meeting the requirements of personal data protection regulation is critical. Technology makes it easy to access, collect, and process high volumes of personal and company data at high speeds. This information […]

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 […]

Reliable online access to SG Diagrams

1Map Spatial Solutions now offer subscribers to the 1Map Online GIS faster, more reliable access to SG Diagrams and General Plans for all nine provinces. Users can search for a property in a number of different ways, including stand number, 21-digit SG key, and street address. Those who wish to view the diagrams for a […]

Sugar cane monitoring and analysis using remote sensing

There is a need for more reliable and useful information that can aid farmers and various interested and affected stakeholders in optimising their operations. This study employed remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor sugar cane crop performance and harvesting on the east coast of South Africa. The South African agricultural industry makes a significant […]

Cloud-based monitoring of SA’s water resources

Water is a critical and scarce resource in southern Africa and is likely to become even more so as the regional impacts of global climate change become more evident. Being able to accurately and repeatedly monitor available water resources across the entire landscape is a key information requirement for successful water resource management. GeoTerraImage has […]

National aerial imagery quality improved

The Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information (NGI), under the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), has improved its digital imagery acquisition by changing its resolution from 0,5 m to 0,25 m ground sample distance (GSD). In 2005, NGI noticed a global trend towards digital image acquisition and decided to acquire its imagery using […]