Posts tagged as Data

Virtual panel discussion: Data must fall

  For some time now there has been outrage at the price of mobile data. The Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele,  has asked the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to take steps to ensure that regulations to promote more competition in the market are introduced. He also suggested that the […]

Workshop provides insights on development of SA’s spatial data infrastructure

  The Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) held a South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI) Workshop at St Johns School in Johannesburg on 27 June 2017. Representatives from national and provincial departments, metros as well as district and local municipalities, and state entities were in attendance to find out about the work that the CSI […]

Implications of Industry 4.0 for geospatial professionals

  Technological disrupters are increasingly commonplace and geospatial professionals need to be alert to developments arising from the Internet of Things (IoT) and the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). Growth has been identified by research company, Gartner, as the foremost strategic priority for many businesses over the next two years, and to […]

The future of enterprise in IoT – 2017

  We are trained from an early age to view history in easy to understand blocks of change. Antiquity, medieval, the renaissance, industrial revolution, and the modern era all have their clearly defined periods. However, it is far harder to picture a new age when you are living through it. Yet the new digital age […]

New strategic direction and African focus for South African space agency

An interview with the chief executive officer of SANSA, Dr. Valanathan Munsami. In an exclusive interview, Clare van Zwieten, managing editor at EE Publishers posed a number of questions to South African National Space Agency (SANSA) CEO Dr. Valanathan Munsami to explore issues surrounding the new strategic direction that the agency will be taking and […]

Balancing the data scales

  The recent elections in France, and not so recently in the US, have exposed how data can be used to influence the results of elections. Companies like Google and Facebook are acquiring massive global repositories of data resources and developing algorithms to analyse and filter data which can then be used by commercial and […]

GISSA Gauteng puts spotlight on data quality

  The Gauteng branch of the Geo-information Society of South Africa (GISSA) held its first meeting for the year at the Sorex Estate in Centurion. Chairperson Sam Osei opened the meeting and outlined the branch’s plans for the year. The issues of job reservation and professional fees are still being reviewed, he said, with the […]