Co-ordinating space activities essential for African development

  Speaking at the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment (AARSE) 2014 conference, the minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandor, said that African countries need to co-ordinate their space activities, increase investment in space technologies and stimulate awareness of the use of space for decision making processes. Addressing delegates at the conference […]

Five years of soil moisture and ocean salinity data

  ESA’s SMOS satellite has clocked up more than 1-billion km orbiting Earth to improve our understanding of our planet’s water cycle. Marking its fifth birthday, all the data collected over land and ocean have been drawn together to show how moisture in the soil and salinity in the ocean change over the year. The […]

3D printer market set for rapid growth in 2015

  According to Gartner’s latest forecast, worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 217 350 units in 2015, up from 108 151 in 2014. 3D printer shipments will more than double every year between 2015 and 2018, by which time worldwide shipments are forecast to reach more than 2,3 million. Seven technologies constitute the 3D […]

Sustaining infrastructure across its lifecycle

  Bentley Systems recently hosted the Bentley Advanced Seminar, which focused on software and services for sustaining infrastructure across the lifecycle. The software provider also announced the release of its latest mine planning and design software, MineCycle, at the event. Chris Palfreyman, Director: Engineering Information Management at Bentley Systems, delivered the corporate keynote, providing an […]

Human settlement workshop explores SBC data

  Eskom’s GIS directorate recently hosted and coordinated a human settlement workshop at Eskom’s Academy of Learning in Midrand, with 30 attendees from Eskom and other stakeholders involved with human settlement monitoring. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about spatial data on human settlement, and to network with other stakeholders. The utility’s spot […]

Gallery: Eskom human settlement workshop 2014

  Eskom’s GIS directorate recently hosted and coordinated a human settlement workshop at Eskom’s Academy of Learning in Midrand, with 30 attendees from Eskom and other stakeholders in human settlement monitoring. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about spatial data on human settlement, and to network with other stakeholders. The utility’s spot […]

Galileo duo handed over to Galileo Control Centre

  The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites launched on 22 August 2014, into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular orbits, were handed over from ESA’s Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany, to the Galileo Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, which will care for them pending a final decision on their use. The satellites […]