Posts tagged as Data

CSIR signs weather-monitoring deal with ports authority

The CSIR recently signed a three-year, multimillion-rand contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of existing Datawell Waveriders and wind stations at all eight ports. The two organisations hailed the partnership as a significant step towards improving the safety of shipping and port operations. According to the agreement, CSIR technicians will service […]

Landsat data to remain free

The US National Geospatial Advisory Committee Landsat Advisory Group has determined that the costs and legalities of changing from a free model to a cost-recovery model will not yield a net profit, and will negatively affect the US commercial remote sensing satellite and value-added industries. They note that “the annual societal benefit of Landsat data […]

Developing an integrated data service ecosystem

For the past year, SAEON’s uLwazi Node has been developing a data services ecosystem and websites for climate change adaptation for the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Each service serves as an individual component for a different aspect of climate adaptation, including adaptation monitoring and evaluation, climate change response, and detailing disaster impact along with […]

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 […]

Eliminating homelessness with the help of data

Tableau Foundation and Community Solutions invested $1,3-million in software, services, and financial support to help eliminate veteran and chronic homelessness in 50 communities across the US by 2025. The partnership will help to expand the use of data and analytics in the Community Solutions’ Built for Zero programme. Powered by Tableau’s visual analytics platform, Community […]

New mosaic available in global data collection

Maxar Technologies will be integratings its NaturalVue 2.0 image mosaic and National Urban Change Indicator (NUCI) commercial products into ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is a collection of maps developed by Esri partners and the its user community and is available in ArcGIS Online, the GIS software company’s […]

Manage data and technology assets across sites

Trimble demonstrated its WorksManager Software, a cloud-based application that enables contractors who manage data and technology assets on civil construction sites, at Bauma 2019 in Germany. The software is the next-generation backbone of the Trimble Connected Site ecosystem for managing construction technology that enables contractors to increase efficiency and improve productivity.  WorksManager allows users to […]

Put data to work across your organisation

In most organisations, people are talking about digital transformation. A lot. They hire consultants. They sit through endless PowerPoint presentations. They talk some more. But at the end of the day, many companies still don’t really know how to go about it. That’s a pity. Actually, scratch that. It’s a potential catastrophe. We live in […]

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 […]