GISSA Mpumalanga branch gathers at Ngodwana

  The GISSA Mpumalanga branch held their annual general meeting for 2014 at the SAPPI Dam Lapa in Ngodwana. The setting was idyllic, and it was wonderful to get through our agenda, while being so close to nature. The members especially liked the “stoep” that afforded us the chance to see the dam while enjoying […]

Spatial and graph SIG meets

  The Oracle Spatial and Graph Special Interest Group (SIG), which was started in January this year, recently held their second meeting at the Oracle head offices in Johannesburg. The SIG aims to create a spatial and graph support community for operational issues in Oracle implementations, and a space for sharing workflow insights, best practices […]

Mining workshop focuses on geospatial management issues

  Esri South Africa and Aciel Geomatics hosted a mining workshop on 18 June at the Blue Valley Golf Estate in Midrand. Surveyors, mine planners, geologists, geotechnicians, MRM system managers, environmental specialists, draughtspersons, and ventilation and safety mine officials attended the event to learn more about geospatial solutions for the mining industry. Kick-starting the event […]

IMSSA North West mine surveyors meet at Dikholo

  The North West branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) held a branch meeting at Dikholo near Brits. Committee chairman Paul Hislop welcomed the 84 delegates and informed the members that the branch would meet its target for the year despite the difficulty in communicating with members during the mining […]

Overview of FIG Task Forces for 2011/2014

  A FIG Task Force researches and advises on matters of an administrative or of a general policy nature.  They will normally be of short duration and will be concluded on the presentation and acceptance of their reports by the council and, where necessary, the General Assembly. Their composition, chairs, terms of reference and work […]