Now Media acquires EngineerIT and Energize from EE Publishers

. Now Media (Pty) Ltd, a well-established print and electronic media-house based in Illovo, Johannesburg, has acquired two flagship publications, EngineerIT and Energize, from EE Publishers (Pty) Ltd. EngineerIT magazine covers measurement and instrumentation; electronics design, manufacture testing and components; telecommunications, networking and broadcasting; automation and control; and computer and software engineering. Energize magazine covers […]

5th Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar: Picture Gallery 3

The fifth Nedbank/EE Publishers seminar “ICT infrastructure to support effective ICT ecosystems for electricity utilities of the future” focused on the changes the digitalisation of systems will have on the way in which electricity will be generated, distributed and used in the future. In the new world, the old approach of centralised generation with long […]

5th Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar: Picture Gallery 1

The fifth Nedbank/EE Publishers seminar “ICT infrastructure to support effective ICT ecosystems for electricity utilities of the future” focused on the changes the digitalisation of systems will have on the way in which electricity will be generated, distributed and used in the future. In the new world, the old approach of centralised generation with long […]

Latest update of the national land cover launched

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) Spatial Information Management directorate has launched the 2018 National Land Cover (NLC) for South Africa at an event for stakeholders in Pretoria on 1 October 2019. The national land cover is one of the country’s base datasets outlined in the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Act of 2003, and plays […]

Mini conference showcases leading student research

The University of Pretoria’s Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology recently held its annual mini-conference to showcase the work of its Masters and PhD students. Prof. Gertrud Schaab, a visiting lecturer from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany, opened the presentations by showing her final year students’ projects. She tasked her students to come up […]

SA uses mapping tech to help eradicate HIV/Aids

Knowledge generated by communities is playing a vital role in informing HIV prevention and treatment programmes as health NGO Right to Care gears up to find innovative ways to reach UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020. These are ambitious treatment targets to help end the AIDS epidemic. Local knowledge and sharing are done through GIS-driven social […]

First of new OGC APIs and other standards news

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the first in its suite of OGC API standards, OGC API – Features – Part 1: Core. The OGC APIs usher in a new age for location information on the web, enabling a much simpler way to share and access location information that is consistent with the architecture […]

Summit seeks to make earth observations data accessible

The deputy minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Buti Manamela, has urged the earth observations community globally to ensure citizens feel the impact and relevance of earth observations (EO). The Deputy Minister was speaking during the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Ministerial Summit in Canberra, Australia, as part of GEO Week 2019. South Africa […]

Zimbabwean geomatics institute holds smart cities conference

The Zimbabwe Institute of Geomatics (ZIG) convened and hosted the Smart Cities Conference 2019 in September 2019 under the theme “Enhancing the optimal quality and performance of urban services through geomatics”. ZIG president Wilson Mhuri welcomed delegates from government, business enterprises and citizens. The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, July Moyo’s […]