Posts tagged as benefits

Smart infrastructure: mapping underground utilities

Beneath roads lie complex networks of cables and pipes, but often the owners of these systems don’t know their precise nature or location. Emerging digital technologies could enable the creation of real-time 3D maps of buried utilities – reducing inefficiencies, costs and risks. In recent years, sectors such as communications and the media have been […]

Updated land cover classification system in circulation

  The SA-GEO Land Cover Community of Practice met at the CSIR in Pretoria on 11 March 2016 to discuss a newly proposed draft of the updated National Land Cover Classification System it has been working on since August 2014. The South African Group on Earth Observation (SA-GEO) initiative coordinates Earth observation activities and advocates […]

Standards and smart cities

  This article is a summary of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Smart Cities Spatial Information Framework white paper which addresses the open information technology standards framework that is critical to achieving the benefits of spatial communication for smart cities. The OGC is an international consortium of more than 500 companies, government agencies, research organisations, […]