Archive for June, 2018

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Nuclear on back burner as renewables gain greater share of SA’s electricity future

The South African government will launch a new round in its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme later this year. Addressing an audience of about 400 delegates at the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Stakeholder Engagement event at Gallagher Conference Centre recently, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, said that his department will launch a […]

Unified mapping system to guide self-driving cars

Here Technologies and its regional mapping partners NavInfo of China, Increment P (IPC)/Pioneer of Japan and SK Telecom of Korea have formed the OneMap Alliance to offer a global, standardised and dynamic high definition (HD) map from 2020. The global HD map offering is aligned to the specification developed for Here HD Live Map – […]

Educational opportunities for GEOINT community

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has partnered with Boundless to collaborate on educational initiatives in the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) Community as well as to offer open-source resources to colleges and universities under the Foundation’s Collegiate Accreditation Program. The two organisations are dedicated to supporting each other’s educational missions through events and educational programming. […]

Irregular municipal expenditure up by 75%

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is concerned about the 75% increase in irregular municipal expenditure, from R16,2-billion in the previous year to R28,4-billion in the year under review, as reported in the recent Auditor General’s report. While CESA acknowledges the significant effort made by municipalities in 2016/17 to identify and report on irregular expenditure incurred […]

Workshop on GIS in 4D and database management

The Oracle Spatial and Graph special interest group met at the software company’s headquarters in Midrand on 22 May 2018 to share database management tools, tips and tricks. The interest group comprises various users of the Oracle Spatial and Graph component of the Oracle Database. Geospace’s Susan Naudé gave a presentation on adding a time […]