Posts tagged as South Africa

While Dina Pule sorts out her life, the broadband flame is dying

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT Broadband for all! 2020 Vision! Government to focus on broadband! How many more times will Government make these statements? From President Zuma to just about every ministry we hear about the wonderful plans about broadband yet they remain empty words. The minister of communications, Dina Pule, is fighting for […]

Sponsors for surveying and geomatics indaba

Sponsors for the South African Surveying and Geomatics Indaba 2013 are lining up fast. Optron has come on board as the lead sponsor taking the Diamond sponsorship, TGIS the Platinum sponsorship and Southern Mapping the Silver sponsorship. Optron will also be hosting its user conference on 22 July 2013 at Emperors Palace, the day prior […]

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference Proceedings

ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6   Academic Papers Assessing the quality of repositories of volunteered geographical information by Antony K Cooper, Built Environment, CSIR and Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, Serena Coetzee, Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria, and Derrick G Kourie, Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria Exploring the potential suitability of an […]

District municipality wins SAG Award

Frances Baard District Municipality was selected for a prestigious Special Achievement in GIS Award (SAG) at the 2012 Esri International User Conference held in San Diego, earlier this year. The SAG awards acknowledge innovative and intelligent applications of GIS technology from around the world. Frances Baard District Municipality is very proud to have been selected […]

CSI adopts solution to overcome SA data custodian hurdle

A full quorum of the Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) met on 1 October 2012 and agreed to adopt several recommendations proposed by its Data Sub-committee relating to the definition of base spatial datasets, criteria for base spatial datasets, criteria for data custodians, and the identification of an initial list of base spatial datasets and […]

Highlights from GISSA Ukubuzana 2012

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 was a resounding success. Almost 600 delegates and 66 exhibitors attended the geospatial industry conference which was held at Emperors Palace from 2 to 4 October 2012. Delegates were welcomed to the conference by Councillor Bennet Nikani, the MMC for City Planning and Economic Development for Ekurhuleni, and the welcome address was […]