Posts tagged as geospatial

Geospatial industry needs to involve itself in “drone” regulatory process

  The South African geospatial industry needs to participate in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) regulatory process driven by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). This process seeks to govern the use of UAS in South Africa with the initial establishment of interim regulations in 2015. By participating in this process, the geospatial industry […]

User conference re-energises surveying professionals

  The Optron User Conference, held on 30 June 2014 at the Clocktower Centre in Cape Town, showcased the latest advances in positioning technologies to 150 representatives from the surveying industry. Optron managing director, Trevor Venter, urged the delegates to assess the technology on offer and establish how it can be used to make them […]

Gallery: Optron User Conference

  The Optron User Conference, held on 30 June 2014 at the Clocktower Centre in Cape Town, showcased the latest advances in positioning technologies to 150 representatives from the surveying industry. Read the full story here.  

Gallery – AfricaGEO 2014

  Speaking at the opening of the AfricaGEO 2014 conference, the deputy minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mcebisi Skwatsha, called on the assembled delegates to support the government in its efforts to make effective use of South Africa’s land and other resources.  The conference which took place from 1 to 4 July 2014 […]

Impact of geospatial planning on the agricultural sector

  The protection of agricultural land for production purposes plays a major role in ensuring food security for South Africa. Only about 3% of the country’s surface is regarded as having high potential agricultural land. As South Africa is a developing country, great pressure is exerted on the remaining high potential agricultural land for developments […]

Data as infrastructure: who should carry the costs?

  The value of geospatial and earth observations data to facilitate informed decisions is indisputable. Increasingly decision-makers have become aware that a single problem may require access to many datasets, while one dataset may have many applications. Having access to a variety of datasets that are current and accurate ensures superior solutions. Essential datasets that […]

Geospatial students: Win a trip to Trimble Dimensions 2014

  The Trimble Dimensions 2014 International User Conference is being held from 3-5 November 2014 at the Mirage and Treasure Island Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference sessions will address some of the hottest topics and ground-breaking trends in agriculture, construction, civil infrastructure, engineering, government, mapping, natural resources, surveying, telecommunications, transportation and logistics, and utilities. […]

Mining workshop focuses on geospatial management issues

  Esri South Africa and Aciel Geomatics hosted a mining workshop on 18 June at the Blue Valley Golf Estate in Midrand. Surveyors, mine planners, geologists, geotechnicians, MRM system managers, environmental specialists, draughtspersons, and ventilation and safety mine officials attended the event to learn more about geospatial solutions for the mining industry. Kick-starting the event […]