Posts tagged as GISSA

Keynote speaker line-up for Geomatics Indaba 2016

  Mmuso Riba, South Africa’s Chief Surveyor General, Rob Mahoney from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and Gary Gale, the Chief Technology Officer for What3words, will form part of the keynote speaker line-up at Geomatics Indaba 2016. Riba, who was recently appointed as head of the South African Geomatics Council, will address the […]

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 […]

GISSA: Job reservation takes centre stage at AGM

  In anticipation of the Geomatics Council’s inaugural meeting, the Geo-Information Society of South Africa’s (GISSA) most recent annual general meeting, which took place on 8 April 2016 in Pretoria, centred on the society’s status and transition under the new act. The Geomatics Council has its origins in the Geomatics Professions Act 19 of 2013 […]

Training and efficiency focus for annual geo-industry indaba

  Plans are well underway for Geomatics Indaba 2016, the leading geo-industry gathering, which will be held on 2, 3 and 4 August 2016 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni. Key geomatics industry representatives from across southern Africa will gather to discuss, debate and share knowledge pertaining to the indaba theme of “Geomatics skills and technologies: Growing […]

Careers exhibition promotes GIS to senior learners

  The West Rand Careers Exhibition is a centralised career fair for companies to promote various career options to many students, including students from remote and disadvantaged schools that would not normally have had access to this opportunity if it depended on companies visiting the schools. Some 7700 grade 10 to 12 pupils from the […]

Final call for academic papers for Geomatics Indaba 2016

  Researchers working in the surveying, geospatial, mapping and remote sensing fields are encouraged to submit their abstracts for the peer-reviewed academic track of Geomatics Indaba 2016 before 1 April 2016. Abstracts and academic papers must be submitted using the on-line paper submission system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gi2016. Geomatics Indaba 2016 takes place from 2 to 4 August 2016 at […]

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 […]

Spotlight on job reservation and mapping

  Mapping and job reservation for GISc Practitioners were the main focus of GISSA Gauteng’s end-of-year meeting on 26 November 2015 at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. The first speaker on the day was Dr. Peter Schmitz from the International Cartographic Association (ICA) who spoke about 2015-2016 being International Map Year (IMY). He explained that IMY […]