Posts tagged as addressing

Website offers free addressing service

A new South African website was recently launched with the goal to help people find their way, whether they are just travelling down the road or on a long journey. Overhere (www.overhere.co.za) provides a free service that enables people to share and interpret physical addresses in only six to seven characters, called Mapcodes. These are […]

Winners of the GeoJozi addressing challenge

  To help solve its addressing challenges, the City of Johannesburg opted for an unusual approach by engaging young talent in the GeoJozi Developer Challenge, launched in August 2016. The winners of the challenge were announced at the prize giving ceremony at the University of the Witwatersrand on 16 November 2016, which is also International GIS […]

SA geomatics industry showcases technology and tackles skills concerns

  The South African geospatial industry’s annual gathering, Geomatics Indaba 2016, saw over 700 delegates attending the two day conference at Emperors Palace, and 400 delegates participating in the Technology and Field Training Day at the Transnet School of Rail in Ekurhuleni. The theme for the indaba, “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure […]

Geocoding provides competitive edge

  Geocoding has historically been confined to the geographical information systems (GIS) arena and had limited use within mainstream business. This is changing as the importance of knowing one’s customer’s location is becoming increasingly obvious for marketing, planning and operational purposes. Location information can bring a vast amount of insight to any business – supporting an enhanced customer […]