Posts tagged as GIS

Digitalised on-the-spot crime mapping and analysis

With South Africa’s murder rate almost six times the global average, South Africans are 13% more likely to be murdered than six years ago. The reduction of crime remains one of the major challenges facing South Africa’s law enforcement agencies. GIS has become a vital tool to facilitate policy and assist forensic investigations through digitalised […]

New functions turns utility GIS into complete design tool

Schneider Electric’s latest release of ArcFM Designer XI incorporates additional tooling to handle more complex work to serve as the primary design tool at any utility. It combines the company’s historical design tools into a single, purpose-built design application. The application is part of the ArcFM Solution XI Series, an ecosystem of applications that streamlines […]

Short course introduces other professions to geospatial analyses

The Centre for Geographical Analysis (CGA) at Stellenbosch University presented its Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) short course from 3 to 7 June 2019, which was attended by eight delegates. This beginners GIS course teaches the basic theoretical and practical functionality of GIS. The delegates were from a range of Stellenbosch University (SU) departments, […]

Machine learning for road width capture from aerial photography

In this proof of concept, the use of feature extraction through machine learning using convolutional neural networks to classify aerial photography pixels as either road or non-road, and produce a basis for a polygon feature representing the road surface (and therefore road width) is demonstrated. Aurecon received a brief from a client to build a […]

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 […]

Cloud solution brings GIS to the entire organisation

Esri has released new software and is offering licensing to deliver the benefits of location intelligence throughout organisations. This will be beneficial to individuals who are not traditional GIS users. With the release of ArcGIS 10.7, Esri Geospatial Cloud unifies the company’s software and services and offers flexible, subscription-based licensing. Esri Geospatial Cloud offers a […]

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 […]

Acquisition expand professional mapping services

Carto has acquired Geographica. Combining forces with will not only strengthen the Carto’s client offering, but also its partner network. According to industry analysts, professional services account for approximately 50% of all business in geospatial, with another 25% being software and 25% location data. However, identifying cutting-edge, customer-centric providers of such consulting services still remains […]

Visualisation software adds GIS support

Spheron-VR, specialist high dynamic range (HDR) camera technology and visual content management software, announced the forthcoming version of their SceneCenter software. This latest version 3.0 of the software will include full support for geographic information systems (GIS), providing georeferenced positioning for all assets within SceneCenter and the integration of customer-GIS-maps into projects. The software offers […]

Taking 2D to 3D civil site design

Bentley Systems has released OpenSite Designer, an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. The software advances BIM through comprehensive 3D site design, spanning reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimisation, stormwater drainage modelling […]