Posts tagged as 2018

Analysis paralysis over South Africa’s IRP for electricity presents massive economic risk

. It has been four months now since the release of the Department of Energy’s latest draft Integrated Resource Plan for electricity (Draft IRP 2018) for public comment on 27 August 2018, and two months since the closing date for public comments on 25 October 2018. So where’s the IRP? Initially energy minister Jeff Radebe […]

New field solutions for all survey applications

Earlier this year Trimble announced their new TSC7 Controller and Access 2018 specialised field software solution. Defining the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers, this solution is set to drastically increase productivity in all survey applications. Redesigned from the ground up, the Trimble TSC7/Access 2018 combination of hardware and software unleashes […]

PositionIT Inbox, Oct/Nov 2018

This month’s letters follow ponder the proposed new national projection and cartesian coordinate system, and address issues around PPK vs ground control points for drone surveys. Send your letters to the editor at positionit@ee.co.za. Our winning letter: The proposed national projection and cartesian coordinate system Dear Editor In response the news that South Africa plans […]

Celebrating 41 years of service to the geomatics profession

Geomatics veteran Raubie Raubenheimer will retire as Head of Department: Surveying and GIS at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) at the end of this academic year, having served the geomatics profession for 41 years. He also served several voluntary organisations such as the South African Geomatics Council and the South African Geomatics Institute. Nathan […]

Online AI tests geo-analytics on earth observation imagery

To bridge the gap between abundant earth observation data and artificial intelligence research, Picterra has built an online platform for making AI object detection on earth observation imagery simple and accessible to everyone. The company introduced the Beta version of the AI platform to the professional geospatial community at InterGEO 2018. The solution is an […]

Creating spatial data infrastructure through collaboration

The Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) have convened a joint workshop in Pretoria in September 2018 around the theme “collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping”. The workshop looked at collaborative mapping and collaborative custodianship as ways to create and maintain national spatial data infrastructure (SDI). SDI is the fundamental […]

Software extends photogrammetric deliverables

Trimble has announced a new version of its Inpho office software suite for photogrammetry. The suite includes two new capabilities: Match-3DX software for creating rich 3D point clouds and true orthomosaics, and Match-3DX Meshing add-on for generating photorealistic textured meshes. Version 9 of the software, expected to be available in fourth quarter of 2018, combines […]

Next-gen mono A4 line-up ups speed

Canon Europe’s six new A4 black and white ImageRunner Advance series (525i, 525iZ, 615i, 615iZ, 715i, and 715iZ) will replace the existing 400i/500i models in the range, while offering a significant upgrade for users in terms of speed, productivity and security features. The new devices include the Unified Firmware Platform (UFP), Uniflow Online Express and […]