Posts tagged as initiative

Video challenge seeks geospatial ethics concepts

The American Geographical Society (AGS) EthicalGEO Initiative seeks to encourage thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, students, and everyday citizens and bring them into a global dialogue about the ethical challenges and opportunities posed by the many geospatial technologies and data sources that are reshaping our society. Just as the EthicalAI dialogue has enabled a broad-based […]

Cultivating innovation at school level

To help inspire and cultivate innovative design education, Autodesk launched the Make it Real Challenge. The challenge encourages students and educators to engage their school and community in a conversation around “maker” education with an incentive of gaining new tools for making. Now in its second year, Autodesk has expanded the programme to provide four […]

Sponsorship programme sets learner up for GIS career

Esri South Africa’s decision eight years ago to help a deserving grade 10 learner at Port Shepstone Secondary School complete his schooling has reaped dividends. Not only did Delani Mdunge go on to matriculate, his marks gained him admittance to the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, […]

Clean energy powers healthcare facilities

With the increasing pressure to lower carbon emissions, the use of coal-fired equipment is phasing out. As part of the Green Initiative, the South African government has been encouraging and supporting alternative fuel options. Natural gas is one of the best options, being both effective and environmentally friendly. CNG Holdings, through its Virtual Gas Network […]

Mapping USAID development data

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the agency’s first-ever crowd sourcing initiative to clean and map development data such as guarantees, loans disbursed, and available financing. Volunteers used a simple crowd sourcing tool created with Esri technology to find the required location information. This data can now be easily visualised on an Esri […]