Developing a national human settlement layer

  Updated information on human settlements is crucial for spatial planning, environmental and disaster management, as well as sustainable service delivery and infrastructure development. This article describes the development of a South African human settlements product that will assist in decision making for various applications. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public […]

Anatomy of a mobile mapping system

  Mobile mapping systems are ground truthing soldiers of accuracy and produce high-quality data to mapping data providers. Popularised by Google’s Street View cars, various mapping data companies operate similar vehicles to collect an array of data for various uses. International mapping data provider, TomTom, is one such company, and recently upgraded their older mobile […]