Posts tagged as geospatial

Partnership to leverage geospatial knowledge for ICT infrastructure development

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced a partnership for making information and communication technologies available to all. The organisations will work towards promoting and fostering knowledge exchange and expertise for best practices in the field of ICT and geospatial technologies for a sustainable digital economy. WGIC represents the […]

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 […]

Information is nothing without ethical action

For as long as I’ve been reporting on the geospatial sector, the value of geospatial intelligence has essentially been described in terms of planning and monitoring efficiencies and cost savings. This has been the case whether you talked about real-time deformation monitoring, remote sensing, building information management or anything in between. More recently, there has […]

Workshop on location data and big data

The second quarter AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop took place in Midrand on 12 June 2018 and focused on utilising big data, from applying spatial strategies to incorporating it into one’s own data. Lourens Snyman, AfriGIS GIS analyst, demonstrated how the combination of different data sources can be used in business operations. Christopher Ueckermann, the […]

GIS platform to integrate blockchain

Geospatial Corporation will be integrating blockchain technology (the software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency) with GeoUnderground, providing a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance and track asset maintenance. The integration will allow the company to provide a seamless sharing of constantly updated locational data, status of […]

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 […]

Geospatial content management with improved search

Boundless Exchange 1.3 has been released. A web-based geospatial content management system, Boundless Exchange provides additional capabilities on top of GeoNode including basemap content via Boundless Connect, security and authentication options, version control of data via GeoGig, and improved scalability. The system also supports hybrid architecture integration, working alongside existing proprietary software. This allows for […]

IMSSA: Focus on resource operations will ensure professional survival for mine surveyors

The Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa (IMSSA) held their annual general meeting and colloquium at the Riverside Sun in Vanderbijlpark on 20 and 21 September 2017. Day one of the programme featured a series of presentations covering various technical aspects of mine surveying as well as ongoing issues of professional concern, while day […]