Posts tagged as geospatial

Geomatics professional’s contribution acknowledged

  Adri de lay Rey retired from Eskom on 30 June 2016 after working there for 40 years and six months. As a sign of appreciation, his colleagues and friends in the industry honoured him with a surprise retirement party at the Irene Country Lodge. Adri, who thought he was going out for a quiet […]

Mini-bus taxi industry needs geospatial oversight

  Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau recently pointed out that South African society has a tendency to criminalise the poor. And he is right. Entrepreneurs trying to make a living by selling goods on the side of the road are prosecuted, and people without basic services such as electricity are penalised for connecting themselves illegally. There […]

Call for general papers and training workshops

  Authors and training workshop presenters are invited to submit general paper abstracts and training workshop proposals for presentation at Geomatics Indaba 2016 in line with the conference theme of “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing professionals to secure our future”. The International Cartographic Association’s Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management will also be hosting […]

Change of date for SA’s geomatics gathering

  Due to President Zuma announcing that the local government elections will fall on 3 August 2016, Geomatics Indaba 2016 has been re-scheduled to 12 and 13 September 2016, with a field training day on 14 September 2016. Following the election day announcement, a variety of options were considered, and it was found that the […]

Geospatial Round-up – March 2016

  Deep learning water detection To monitor weekly changes in water levels around the world, Orbital Insight uses US Geological Survey’s freely available Landsat 7 and 8 satellite imagery in its specially trained neural network. Not only does the neural network locate the water source, but labels it pixel by pixel. The neural network was […]

CPD accreditation for Geomatics Indaba 2016

  Geomatics Indaba 2016 has been accredited by PLATO as an official continuing professional development training event for the South African geospatial industry. Delegates at the conference are eligible to obtain 3 CPD points for their attendance, while presenters of academic papers are eligible for 2 CPD points, and presenters of general papers are eligible […]