Archive for March, 2018

Mapping rockfall sources and deposit areas

Rockfalls are one of the major threats to the viability and liveability in the Alps. To identify areas that are at high risk due to rockfalls, it is important to study historical events and develop spatial models that provide accurate maps of rockfall deposit areas. To study rockfalls it is necessary to validate the results […]

Pocket-sized 20 MHz oscilloscope added to range

RS Components (RS) has introduced an ultra-compact oscilloscope approximately the size of a passport with a thickness of just 19 mm. The new RS Pro 2205A-20 is the smallest oscilloscope in the RS Pro range. Connected and powered via USB, it offers a bandwidth of 20 MHz and features an arbitrary waveform generator. These features […]

Telematics company launches low-cost insurance

Cartrack, a global fleet management, vehicle tracking and insurance telematics company, has announced growth of more than 85 000 subscribers from 1 September 2017 to15 February, to total over 750 000 subscribers globally. The year-on-year subscriber growth to date is approximately 25%. The company attributes this growth to its investment in operating and distribution capacity, and says […]

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 […]

Mine surveyors discuss future of profession

Mine surveyors from the IMSSA North West branch gathered near Rustenburg for their first meeting of the year, at which they discussed changes that the profession is undergoing. High on the agenda were changes in qualifications, training and technologies. This follows the discontinuation of the Chamber of Mines Certificate, with the last date for registration […]

Atlas to help South Africans respond to climate change

The second edition of an atlas showing South Africa’s vulnerability to climate change has been launched in Johannesburg, to help the country’s economic and social sectors take informed decisions to avoid risks related to climate change. Developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Technology […]

Creating a single geospatial source of truth for South Africa

Geospace, a digital aerial imagery service provider and Hexagon Geospatial Premium Partner, uses Hexagon’s powerful GeoCompressor software to create and maintain a single seamless (ECW) digital mosaic of the country utilising the imagery from the Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information’s (CD: NGI) annual aerial survey programme. The company’s customers – including the CD: NGI, the […]

Gallery: IMSSA North West branch meeting, 2 February 2018

Mine surveyors from the IMSSA North West branch gathered near Rustenburg for their first meeting of the year, at which they discussed changes that the profession is undergoing. High on the agenda were changes in qualifications, training and technologies. Read the full article here.