Archive for June, 2018

Young scholar award winner shows power of geo-visualisation

This year’s Esri South Africa Young Scholar Award recipient is Lehlohonolo Thipe, a master student from the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The Esri Young Scholar Award recognises the exemplary work of current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in geospatial science disciplines at international universities. Winning entries are selected […]

SA firm wins top industry awards

On 21 May 2018 SMEC South Africa won three Diamond Arrow awards at the PMR.Africa Annual Awards held in Johannesburg. These were awarded based on the results of a National Survey of Consulting Engineering Firms, a peer research-based method of determining the best companies in each category. The company was first overall in the following […]

Mobile app for response and recovery

TerraGo released R3, a mobile data collection and collaboration app customised for the missions of reconnaissance, response and recovery. The app is available for immediate download in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) GEOINT App Store. The app enhances situational awareness, search and rescue, damage assessments and recovery efforts, and can work without network access. Designed […]

Spatially-linked video tagging and playback

Remote GeoSystems release Video GeoTagger Free and Pro tools which allows geotagging and geospatial video play back on a map. Video GeoTagger is designed for both amateurs and professionals to geotag video from drones, action cameras, cell phones, handheld and professional video systems. For videos that are already geotagged, the software serves as map-based video […]

BIM competition winners announced

The BIM Institute has announced the winners of its two Living Spaces BIM Design Competitions 2018 at the African Construction Expo in May. Both competitions explored the ability of building information modelling technology in designing healthier residential living spaces, and were aimed at individuals and medium-sized architect firms in South Africa. The competitions also set […]

Technological changes stir digital construction

Autodesk hosted its Futures’ Forum in Johannesburg on 22 May 2018 to showcase its disruptive technologies for manufacturing and for the future of architecture and BIM. The company’s Neil Brooker said to Autodesk clients in attendance that the construction sector is taking after manufacturing, with the construction process becoming a production line. He went on […]