Posts tagged as 2019

Call for nominations for the 2019 Sol Katz Award

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation opened nominations for the 2019 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software (FOSS4G). The award  will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the FOSS4G community. Recipients of the award will have contributed significantly through their activities to advance open source ideals in the geospatial […]

Consulting engineers welcome R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during his State of the Nation address of the R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure development. Chris Campbell, CESA CEO said, the organisation is hopeful that between the Development Bank of SA (DBSA) and the new Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPW&I) they will ensure […]

SA’s role in global effort to survey earth in a day

In 2005, a father and son surveying-duo from Florida, USA had the idea to unite the surveying world through an online community, www.landsurveyorsunited.com, a community which has grown in numbers over the years and now has almost 15 000 members globally. Sadly, only 24 of those members are South African. Other African countries with land […]

Report explores state and prospects of location-based marketing

Following its 2018 report, location data company Factual has again commissioned Lawless Research to survey location data buyers, with the aim of uncovering trends in location data usage and diving deeper into specific use cases and applications. The company has launched its 2019 Location-Based Marketing Report, which includes the following findings: Location data continues to […]

Construction firm publishes construction cost guide for Africa

Integrated infrastructure delivery company, Aecom, published its 30th edition of Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20 in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The Cost Guide forms part of the company’s commitment to improving project delivery by conducting research into the broader industry. The […]

Promoting land surveying with a global mapping effort

This week, 16 to 23 June 2019, the global organisation Land Surveyors United is celebrating International Land Surveyors Week. During this week professional land surveyors and surveying students globally celebrate the value of professional land surveyors in society, promote public awareness and introduce careers in surveying to the next generation. There are dedicated days of […]

Latest improvements to global data products availed

Europa Technologies has released the latest major version (v2019.1) of its suite of global map data products. These products continue to help businesses, governments and NGOs manage their international activities. They also underpin important environmental research on many issues affecting our planet. Amongst thousands of minor updates and enhancements, the new release includes an increase […]

Updated geomarketing software with sharing functionality

GfK has released the latest version of its geomarketing software RegioGraph. It includes updated 2019 maps and purchasing power data as well as a new planning view, an improved territory lock feature as well as the new TeamConnect add-on, which gives users the ability to share project results online with colleagues. The 2019 release offers […]

Cloud mapping service upgrades its infrastructure

MapTiler Cloud has made major infrastructure enhancements to improved response times and caching rates. The new infrastructure is designed with speed and scalability in mind. A lot of requests can be handled sooner in the pipeline than before, resulting in fewer hops and faster response times. The load balancing was improved to make sure the […]

Acquisition expand professional mapping services

Carto has acquired Geographica. Combining forces with will not only strengthen the Carto’s client offering, but also its partner network. According to industry analysts, professional services account for approximately 50% of all business in geospatial, with another 25% being software and 25% location data. However, identifying cutting-edge, customer-centric providers of such consulting services still remains […]