Archive for March, 2018

Workshop considers local approaches to BIM

The BIM Academy, a training partner of the BIM Institute, hosted a two-day workshop in Pretoria in February, drawing 28 construction professionals including civil engineers, quantity surveyors, technical directors, office managers and planning consultants, CAD specialists and academia. Themed “Enhancing the BIM process for Africa”, the workshop looked at local approaches to implementing building information […]

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 […]

Gallery: GISSA Gauteng meeting, 23 February 2018

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 […]

#DataCostDebate gives lessons for operators

The #DataCostDebate round table recently arranged by the Mail&Guardian and ICASA did little to develop a way forward to achieve data cost reduction. It was, however, an important lesson for mobile operators, who were accused of not communicating enough. It was said that when they do communicate, they create more confusion for customers who are […]

Creating 3D virtual environment for autonomous vehicles

The Sanborn Map Company set out to demonstrate the accuracy of high definition maps in the context of a 3D reality model of the Silicon Valley area. It generated the 3D reality mesh from aerial oblique imagery of the target area. The company then overlaid the 3D mesh with HD map data that includes a […]

Managing heritage resources in the digital age

The South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) online content management system allows South Africans to play a role in the preservation and conservation of their heritage, and offers the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) a way to effectively coordinate the management of heritage resources.  The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is the […]

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 […]