Posts tagged as 2017

Standards address mine safety

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has recently published two notable standards pertaining to mine safety: ISO 19434:2017 Mining – Classification of mine accidents; and ISO 17757:2017 Earth-moving machinery and mining – Autonomous and semi-autonomous machine system safety. Classification of mine accidents ISO 19434:2017, which is applicable to all surface and underground mines, establishes a […]

South African ecologists win UN data science award

Scientists at the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) have won an award at the United Nations Data for Climate Action Challenge contest for a prototype near-real time monitoring tool that reports on the state and changes in vegetation based on satellite observations. The contest tasked contestants with developing research papers or data visualisations that […]

SANSA appoints new director of Earth Observation

Andiswa Mlisa has been appointed as the managing director of the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation directorate on 1 October 2017. Before joining the agency, she was the Department of Science and Technology’s Senior Science and Technology representative to the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was […]

Terminals and hub devices advance connected mobility

In October 2017 TomTom Africa has announced the pre-order availability of its new Bridge Hub platform – a connected mobility solution that’s extends the functionality of its Bridge terminals to other devices. The company also introduced new and updated Bridge Terminal devices to its range. The Bridge platform is a connected mobility solution for drivers […]

Interoperability underpins integrated digital mining

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) sponsored the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group’s (GMSG) Johannesburg Underground Mining Forum 2017, which focused on underground mining innovation, interoperability, autonomous mining, and integrated operations. The forum met in Kempton Park on 20 and 21 September 2017, and was attended by mining operators, mining service […]

Geomatics students’ achievement recognised

The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Geomatics Department held its annual awards ceremony on 31 October 2017 at its Pretoria Campus to recognise students who excelled academically. Fifteen students from across the three-year courses were recognised. Two speakers also addressed the students. Corné de Jager, who represented the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI), said to […]

Mine surveyors explore sensor technologies

The Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa’s (IMMSA) North West branch met on 6 October 2017 at Aerial Kopter Solutions’ offices in Wonderboom, north of Pretoria. Besides branch matters, the meeting offered surveyors an opportunity to learn more about current above and below ground measurement technologies. Included on the list of technology presentations were […]