Posts tagged as overview

Transport authority established for integrated transport and spatial development

The Gauteng Transport Authority Bill was recently adopted by the Provincial Legislature as a vital step for integrated transport planning and co-ordination of public transport operations across the province. The Transport Authority will cover the Gauteng City Region, involving the provincial department of roads and transport and municipal transport administrations. The authority – currently in […]

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 […]

Major update to construction software collection

Autodesk’s Industry Collections, which combines the most powerful Autodesk software in simple packages, have received major updates. Subscribers of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and PD&M Collections also get access to AutoCAD 2020. Here are improvements in the AEC Collection: Revit 2020 builds on improvements in Revit 2019.1 and 2019.2. Structural engineers will see […]

Geospatial Round-up – June 2019

Demo of redundant geospatial systems The US Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to conduct a field demonstration of technologies with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of six or higher, as described in the Federal Highway Administration Technology Readiness Level Guidebook, that are capable of providing backup positioning, navigation, and/or timing (PNT) services to critical infrastructure […]

A quick intro to geospatial standards and why they matter to you

There is a buzzword every year. We seem to have our pick of three letter acronyms and catch phrases in boardrooms in the same way we have top 20 music hits on the radio. “Geographical standards” have become one of those flavoured phrases.  Geographical standards, however, is a word we should become familiar with as […]

Smart infrastructure: mapping underground utilities

Beneath roads lie complex networks of cables and pipes, but often the owners of these systems don’t know their precise nature or location. Emerging digital technologies could enable the creation of real-time 3D maps of buried utilities – reducing inefficiencies, costs and risks. In recent years, sectors such as communications and the media have been […]

What GDPR means for South African businesses

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most important changes in data privacy regulation in 20 years. Ross Saunders, the director of global technology services at Cura Software Solutions, shares some need-to-know information for the South African context. The DDPR’s fundamental aim is to protect all European Union (EU) citizens from privacy […]

Report offers global satellite industry snapshot

  The Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a trade association representing the commercial satellite industry, has recently released its State of the Satellite Report June 2017, reporting on global satellite industry data from 2016. The report has been prepared by consultancy Bryce Space and Technology, and is based on proprietary surveys, in-depth public information, and independent […]