Posts tagged as 2019

Competition seeks satellite solutions for sustainability goals

In 2018 Planet participated in the Copernicus Masters competition as the host of the Planet Daily Change Challenge for start-ups and others to leverage earth observation data. The company will again this year be participating in the competition and announced it ”See Change, Change the World” challenge. It will focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development […]

Gallery: GISSA AGM, 26 March 2019

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) held is annual general meeting in the City of Ekurhuleni on 26 March 2019.  

Latest standards news – February and March 2019

Tile standard for streaming 3D content The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the 3D Tiles Specification 1.0 for adoption as an OGC Community Standard. The specification is designed for streaming heterogenous 3D geospatial content to clients for visualisation. Expanding beyond traditional 2D and 2.5D streaming of maps and terrain, 3D Tiles supports 3D models […]

Utility GIS provider’s solutions recognised

Schneider Electric, a supplier of geographic information system (GIS) solutions for utilities and communication providers, received the Delivering Release-Ready Solutions Award at the Esri Partner Conference held in March 2019 in the US. As Esri continues to build upon the Utility Network platform, Schneider Electric releases solutions, such as the ArcFM Solution XI Series, that […]

Open data response to cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai first made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March 2019, affecting tens of thousands of people across the country and neighbouring Malawi. The Ngangu Township in Chimanimani and the Rusitu Valley communities were the hardest hit. When crises like this occur, DigitalGlobe is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable […]

ASAQS joins international group of quantity surveyors

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) was recently awarded Associate Member Status of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors. The PAQS is an international association whose members are fully fledged associations that fall within the Asia Pacific area or border the Pacific Ocean, all of whom represent the quantity surveying profession in the […]

Commuter travel behaviour survey commences in Gauteng

The survey, which commenced on 22 March 2019 (pilot), is aimed at gathering comprehensive data on the travel behaviour of commuters. This survey provides travel information on Gauteng residents, and the results (data) will be used for transport planning and to measure progress in solving transport challenges. It will provide a snapshot of the perception […]

Collaboration offers applicants cloud services for earth observation

The new collaboration between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers GEO member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions […]

Gallery: IMSSA President’s Cup 2019

The IMSSA President’s Cup 2019 took place on 15 March 2019 at the Krugersdorp Golf Club. It was attended by 150 members and 18 sponsors.

Rugged-device manufacturing reports EMEA growth

Juniper Systems reported its success throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Throughout EMEA, the company is on pace for another year of growth, including an expanded team and product lines. The company recently added dedicated account managers in German-speaking and Nordic countries. This year the company expects to release five new products, two of […]