GIS at the heart of development and data integration

First held in 1999 in the US, GIS Day has evolved into a global public awareness initiative which annually takes place in November and promotes geography and GIS technology and applications. The event coincides with the US’s Geography Awareness Week, and this year the United States Senate has recognised 15 November as “National GIS Day”. […]

Biennial regional research findings published

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) released its Quality of Life (QoL) 2017/2018 survey with preliminary results in November 2018, the latest in a series of five such surveys. The survey, which covers three metros and several other local municipalities, was conducted between October 2017 and August 2018 and had 24 889 respondents. It included 248 questions […]

Applying geospatial data ethically

Geospatial data company AfriGIS’s Spatial and Data Workshop, which took place on 6 December 2018, explored updates to its datasets, the role of GIS in an organisation, and technology ethics. AfriGIS’s Brian Civin spoke about technology ethics and sustainability. That we can do something doesn’t mean that we should, he said. He reminded the audience […]

Testbed aims for new levels of geo-interoperability

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested organisations to respond to the call for participation for its Testbed-15 Innovation Initiative. Testbed-15 aims to explore new levels of interoperable geospatial data processing with a focus on data-centric security, federated clouds, service and application discovery, portrayal, machine learning, and delta updates. OGC Testbeds are part of OGC’s […]