Win a sponsored trip to Geomatics Indaba 2015

  The South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI), in response to a skills-development challenge from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform,  has decided to sponsor five individuals (by way of a competition) to attend Geomatics Indaba 2015. Flights, transport, accommodation and delegate fees will be covered for the five delegates sponsored by SAGI, in addition […]

Top keynote speaker line-up for Geomatics Indaba 2015

  Kees de Zeeuw from the Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), The Netherlands, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at Geomatics Indaba 2015. He joins Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, President of the Institute of Navigation, and Dr. Carl Reed, former Chief Technology Officer at the Open Geospatial Consortium, who will also be sharing their expertise at the […]

Bi-annual economic, capacity survey shows stinted growth

  Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) recently released its Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) June – December 2014, conducted over 18 years into the state of the consulting engineering industry. CESA represents 530 firms and this survey is an indicator of economic infrastructure health. Economist Elsie Snyman from Industry Insight, which conducted the survey […]

Obituary: Jos Lurie 1929 – 2015

  Jos Lurie, an honorary life Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy  passed away on  27 April 2015 at the age of 86 after his fight with cancer. From his early childhood  in Maclear in East Griqualand he challenged the world and showed his leadership qualities in the Scouts and through independent […]

UJ student empowered by “engineering mother”

  Meshack Thusi is a third year student at the University of Johannesburg studying electrical engineering. Life for him has been a struggle but he is determined to make something of himself. Setting out from the village of Zwelishane in Mpumalanga with R3000 in cash earned by his street vendor mother, Julia Mkhonto, he headed […]

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 […]