Posts tagged as 2019

Drone registration fees to be amended

As part of a various amendments under the “Twentieth Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2019”, Part 101: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) fees are being adjusted. The amendments follow recommendations made by the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), to amend the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011. Also to be amended are the Technical Standards, including […]

Location platform receives accolade for second year running

In 2018, Here Technologies took the top spot as highest-ranking vendor in the location platform market, toppling Google in the Ovum Location Platform Index. The data and location platform has done so again in the firm’s 2019 index. The company has made innovative and collaborative developments from growing its global team to expanding its products […]

New satellite technologies receive development funding

UrtheCast Corp has been selected to receive $2–million from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP), in two separate agreements of $1–million each, for the development of new satellite technologies. The work is expected to start immediately and will be carried out over the next three years. The first CSA STDP contribution […]

Pitney Bowes sells its software business

Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, data, and financial services, has entered into an agreement to sell its software solutions business to Syncsort for $700-million in cash. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the calendar year, pending regulatory approvals and […]

Sentinel-6A ocean satellite completed and ready for testing

Airbus has completed the ocean satellite Copernicus Sentinel-6A, and which will over the next six months undergo an extensive series of tests to prove its readiness for space. It is scheduled to be launched in November 2020. The satellite will carry out high-precision measurements of ocean surface topography. It will measure its distance to the […]

City of Joburg creates opportunities through a revised land use scheme

A revised Land Use Scheme that considers the environment first and most importantly Joburg’s Land Use Scheme, has been operational from 1 February 2019. The land use scheme allows citizens to build another dwelling on their property or use a residential property for business if it’s zone 1, 2, 3 or 4. The city prepares […]

Video challenge seeks geospatial ethics concepts

The American Geographical Society (AGS) EthicalGEO Initiative seeks to encourage thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, students, and everyday citizens and bring them into a global dialogue about the ethical challenges and opportunities posed by the many geospatial technologies and data sources that are reshaping our society. Just as the EthicalAI dialogue has enabled a broad-based […]

International story maps contest opens for entries

The all-new ArcGIS StoryMapper of the Year contest is now open. Esri is giving away a $5000 grand prize to the contest winner, who will get to decide how it will be used to help their community. The winner will be named StoryMapper of the Year, and their original story map will be featured on […]

Human Settlements urged to improve title deeds programme

The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation has urged the Department of Human Settlements to rapidly improve its title deeds-issuing programme. This comes after the fifth Parliament’s legacy report suggested that the department should improve on the issuing of title deeds, as deeds are a wealth legacy that can be passed on from […]

Cabinet approves district-based service delivery model

Cabinet has approved an integrated service delivery model that will see the three spheres of government work together to accelerate the implementation of service delivery programmes to communities. The District-Based Service Delivery Model is expected to ensure coherence and integration in planning, budgeting and the implementation of service delivery projects and programmes in all districts […]