New US export policy for military and commercial UAVs

  The United States has established a new policy designed specifically for US-origin military and commercial commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) which governs the international sale, transfer and subsequent use of US-origin military UAS, supplements and builds upon the US Conventional Arms Transfer Policy and is consistent with the requirements of the Arms Export Control […]

Call for general papers for Geomatics Indaba 2015

  Geomatics Indaba 2015 is a fully inclusive geomatics sector conference, exhibition and training event, encompassing all levels of interested and relevant persons, organisations, government departments and agencies, municipalities, public and private companies, NGOs, universities and training organisations – from students to professionals; junior staff to executives, officials and leaders; in both the public and […]

Call for Academic Papers for Geomatics Indaba 2015

  This is an official call for papers for the peer-reviewed academic track of Geomatics Indaba 2015. Geomatics Indaba 2015 is a fully inclusive geomatics sector conference, exhibition and training event, encompassing all levels of interested and relevant persons, organisations, government departments and agencies, municipalities, public and private companies, NGOs, universities and training organisations – […]

South African RPAS Regulations – One giant leap for (un)manned kind

  This article provides an overview of the proposed remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) regulations which were published for public comment towards the end of 2014. The comments received by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) are currently being considered, and it is anticipated that the regulations will be promulgated towards the end of […]

PositionIT Buyers’ Guide 2015

  The PositionIT GIS and Surveying Buyers’ Guide for 2015 provides a comprehensive listing of products, services  and solutions.     Download the PDF

Gallery: Open day considers UAVs and gravity flow

  At Afgen’s recent open day it was clear that UAVs are on everyone’s minds. This disruptive technology drew interest from the 87 attendees at the event which took place at the company’s Kyalami office on 23 January 2015. The audience predominantly consisted of land and mine surveyors, and attendees had a chance to ask questions, and […]

Open day considers UAVs and gravity flow

  At Afgen’s recent open day it was clear that UAVs are on everyone’s minds. This disruptive technology drew interest from the 87 attendees at the event which took place at the company’s Kyalami office on 23 January 2015. The audience predominantly consisted of land and mine surveyors, and attendees also had a chance to ask questions, […]

Tribute to John Frederick Kennedy Kretzen (1970-2015)

  On 10 January this year, the Geomatics profession was saddened by the passing away of John Kretzen after a long struggle with cancer. John worked at Optron for ±15 years and technology was his passion. He was well-respected and admired for his enduring commitment to his profession. He loved the company of people and enjoyed his […]