UAVs in action at Geomatics Indaba 2015

  The Geomatics Indaba UAV Airshow 2015 is being held on 10 August 2015 at the Barnstormers Model Flying Club in Ekurhuleni. The event will showcase a diverse range of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) with manufacturers and service providers on hand to explain how the various UAVs are assembled, operated and used for accurate data […]

Winner of “Best Technical Article in PositionIT” for 2014

  Congratulations to Hendrik Hugo whose article “A visit to the Saint Helena Island airport project” was selected as 2014’s best locally written technical article  published in PositionIT.  The article was published in the October 2014 issue of PositionIT. Hugo received a multifunction printer sponsored by Canon as the prize for his winning article. A lucky reader, Kevin Musungu, […]

Gallery: Team-building at City of Joburg

  On 24 April 2015 the City of Joburg’s Geo-informatics division (CGIS) held an exhibition of collages put together by their various in-house departments. This event brought a close to the organisation’s team building exercise which began in March, with each department afforded a day to go to the Johannesburg Zoo and complete various activities. Each […]

User conference focuses on location-based services

  TomTom Africa’s annual user conference and developer day which took place on 21-22 April 2015 in Midrand, Johannesburg, shed light on a connected future and how the developing world is emerging geospatially. The importance of this on business and profits received great attention as before. With increased sensor capabilities the Internet of Things is […]

Satellite data supports disaster response in Nepal

  In response to the devastating 7,8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Nepal on 25 April 2015, DigitalGlobe has made high resolution satellite imagery of the affected areas freely available online to all groups involved in the response and recovery effort. This imagery can be accessed via (username: nepal, password: forcrisis​). DigitalGlobe activated FirstLook, the […]