AMEU president’s legacy awards programme 2019: Call for participation

The Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) has introduced a new awards programme called the “Legacy Awards programme”. This was announced by Moferefere Tshabalala, the previous AMEU president in his speech at last year’s AMEU Convention in Pretoria. The AMEU invites readers to submit their application(s) for participation by 15 June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will […]

Latest standards news – February and March 2019

Tile standard for streaming 3D content The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the 3D Tiles Specification 1.0 for adoption as an OGC Community Standard. The specification is designed for streaming heterogenous 3D geospatial content to clients for visualisation. Expanding beyond traditional 2D and 2.5D streaming of maps and terrain, 3D Tiles supports 3D models […]

The EU Copyright Directive could threaten OpenStreetMap

On 26 March 2019, the European Parliament will vote for a third time on the new EU Copyright Directive. Article 13 of the new directive will de-facto force content platforms to filter uploaded contributions by their users. If a platform does not prevent uploading of copyright-protected content in accordance with “high industry standards of professional […]

Transforming earth observations to actionable information for SDGs

The NextGEOSS data hub and platform is now open for public use and will facilitate the fast and scalable transformation of earth observation data into actionable information and knowledge across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Copernicus is a major contribution to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Global Earth Observation System of […]

Collaboration offers applicants cloud services for earth observation

The new collaboration between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers GEO member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions […]

SAIEE lightning safety webinar

The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) is planning to hold a webinar on the topic of lightning safety on 26 March 2019 from 18h00 to 19h00. The webinar will focus broadly on the topic of lightning, with particular attention being given to practical safety guidelines, basic physics of lightning (including video footage), injury […]

Johannesburg to host fifth annual RICS Summit Africa

The fifth annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa 2019 is set take place at Sun International’s Maslow Hotel Conference Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg on 29 and 30 May 2019. The theme of this year’s summit focuses on how collaborative partnerships and impactful investment is shaping the future of Sub-Saharan Africa. Key topics […]

Nedbank and EE Publishers’ energy and ICT infrastructure seminars in 2019

A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Co-hosted by: Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa. DATES: See below for the date of each seminar TIMES: 09h00 to 13h00, with a networking finger […]

Registration: Nedbank and EE Publishers’ infrastructure seminars in 2019

A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Co-hosted by: Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a series of morning seminars on important infrastructure issues facing the energy and ICT sectors in South Africa. DATES: See below for the date of each seminar TIMES: 09h00 to 13h00, with a networking finger […]