Posts tagged as South Africa

Earthquakes in South Africa

  In light of the 5 August 2014 M5,6 earthquake, the Council for Geoscience held a panel discussion at the CSIR on the likeliness of similar earthquakes reoccurring in South Africa. Earthquakes do not only damage buildings, but are often accompanied by fires and flooding. They also pose serious risk to vulnerable areas such as […]

Developing concept paper on EO infrastructure

  The South African Group on Earth Observations (SA-GEO) Secretariat, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the intergovernmental GEO umbrella, recently convened the third EO Infrastructure Community of Practice (CoP) meeting. The EO Infrastructure CoP set out to discuss the development of a concept paper on EO Infrastructure, get an […]

Visitors learn about SA’s spatial planning and data infrastructure

  Six delegates from Uganda’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development visited South Africa to learn about South Africa’s spatial planning and data infrastructure. The visit also offered insights into the Ugandan land use and planning system for their South African counterparts in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), who hosted the deputation. […]

South African Internet Map launched

  The South African Internet Map was launched in August, and provides an overview of the largest websites in South Africa (www.sainternetmap.co.za). Every website is a circle on the map, where the size of the circle is determined by the site’s unique South African browsers (its local readership). The different websites are grouped into categories, where […]

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 […]