Posts tagged as Data

Greenhouse gas data becomes available online

The World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG) of the World Meteorological Organisation has been operated since 1990 by the Japan Meteorological Agency. As the only world data centre specialising in greenhouse gases, it serves to collect, archive and distribute data on such gases (e.g. CO2, CH4, CFCs and N2O) and other related gases (such […]

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 […]

#DataCostDebate gives lessons for operators

The #DataCostDebate round table recently arranged by the Mail&Guardian and ICASA did little to develop a way forward to achieve data cost reduction. It was, however, an important lesson for mobile operators, who were accused of not communicating enough. It was said that when they do communicate, they create more confusion for customers who are […]

Draft mobile regulations “too mobile-centric”

Several respondents at the hearing on the Draft End-User and Subscriber Service Charter told told the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that its draft regulations are too mobile-centric and do not cater for companies that provide mobile internet services. The hearings were held on 1 and 2 March 2018 to discuss the draft […]

Using granular data to tap into Africa’s fastest growing markets

Africa is a place of extreme contrasts, with a booming middle class and small, rapidly growing clusters of wealth existing alongside swathes of widespread poverty. For a business owner hoping to tap into these growing markets, the value of population and geospatial data at a granular level cannot be overstated. How, for example, is a […]

Utilising geo-information in times of crises

The Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Disasters Interoperability Concept Development Study (CDS) will assess the state of data and product exchange technologies as used in disaster planning, response, and recovery. The study will aid in developing a series of future pilots to advance the state of spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) that support disaster risk reduction globally. […]