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The Internet of Things and its impact on privacy

  With 2014 being dubbed as the year of the “Internet of Things” (IoT), there are major concerns regarding the security and privacy issues that consumers face now, and potential problems they could have in the future. “We should question whether some of the great advancements in technology are designed to serve us or serve […]

Top 10 ways to use GIS in retail banking

  This article describes key applications of geographic information systems that major banking corporations pursue at a head office level. The information is also applicable in most cases to other organisations operating a large number of retail outlets. It was not that long ago that I would be asked regularly at events focused on geographic […]

Unmanned aerial operator body discusses way forward

  The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA) held a well-attended member meeting at the offices of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) on 17 July 2014. CUAASA is a recently established voluntary organisation which aims to serve, promote, advance and protect the interests of the commercial unmanned aircraft industry. It […]

First images from SPOT 7

The SPOT 7 Earth observation satellite, designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space (DS), was successfully launched on 30 June 2014 and has started a 3-month in-orbit testing phase before its images are made commercially available. A mere three days after its launch, SPOT 7 delivered its first images of the Earth. At 9:52, Indian […]