Articles: PositionIT

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 […]

Latest GIS further supports electric and gas networks

Schneider Electric’s release of ArcFM Designer 11.1.4 leverages the latest ArcGIS platform capabilities with its support of the utility network, as well as the utility and pipeline data model (UPDM). ArcFM Designer 11.1.4 is the next generation of graphic work design, providing engineers with a purpose-built application that supports the entire design lifecycle with simplicity, […]

EE Publishers 2020 Year Planners

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Mozambique’s land administration modernisation

Esri has implemented the Land Administration Modernization Program (LAMP) at the National Directorate of Lands (DINAT), the land administration organisation under the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development in Mozambique. The programme aims to help developing countries jump-start and modernise their land administration systems. DINAT needed to conduct field data collection and maintain its […]

Spatial database receives major update

PostGIS 3.0 has been released, a notable release as it addresses more than 150 issues (74 of which Carto has worked on). The update includes performance improvements, speeding up the actual functions and ensuring that they can run in parallel on PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL 12.0 has also enabled better parallelisation of functions in extensions like PostGIS. […]

Data observatory moved to the cloud

Carto recently launched Data Observatory 2.0 (DO), a new platform to discover and consume location data for spatial analysis. This latest version provides a scalable platform of rich data in the format that data scientists need. The company needed a robust data warehouse platform with strong geospatial support and that would also match its business […]

Building a national data repository for integrated spatial planning

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) aims to enhance the coordination and sharing of spatial data amongst the different spheres of government – a goal which gained urgency with the passing of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) in 2013. To give effect to this mandate, the DRDLR has […]

The world must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this as a warning that a debt crisis could be looming. Were […]

Enhanced cut-and-fill mapping

Virtual Surveyor has added cut-and-fill mapping capabilities to Version 7.0 of its popular drone surveying package. The new functionality enables users to quickly perform volume difference calculations and generate cut-and-fill maps from drone images captured on two or more different dates. The solution package enables professional surveyors to generate accurate topographic end products from drone […]