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Landsat 9 enters orbit, improves and expands the Landsat open data mission

1 Oct - 23:15 SAST

Compiled from NASA & USGS sources

The Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite has been launched on 27 September 2021 to continue the Landsat program’s repeat global observations for monitoring, understanding, and managing Earth’s natural resources.

The satellite will operate in its predecessor, Landsat 7’s near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km, replacing it as it reaches its end of life as a scientific instrument. Like its predecessor, it will work in tandem with Landsat 8 to collect images spanning the entire planet every eight days. (Landsat 7's orbit will...

The satellite will operate in Landsat 7’s orbit, replacing it, and will work in tandem with Landsat 8 to collect global imagery every 8 days.

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Company NewsData Acquisition

Woolpert acquires AAM to increase global mapping and geospatial data capabilities

15 Sep - 11:56 SAST
The acquisition almost doubles Woolpert’s presence in Africa. The companies will combine their mapping and cloud-based geospatial data capabilities, as well as their technologies and best practices to serve clients globally.
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FeatureProcessing & StorageTop Story

Using open-access geospatial data to automate tailings dam management

1 Sep - 17:52 SAST
New monitoring models, such as the one discussed here, aid mining tailings-facility management and monitoring as well as ESG compliance.
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Data AcquisitionFeatureTop Story

Project control strategies for high accuracy drone mapping

8 Sep - 11:18 SAST
Project control is a topic near and dear to anyone doing high accuracy mapping – project control. Here are some useful guidelines to follow.
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Oct 18

Introduction to drones for sustainable mining

October 18 8:00 am - October 22 5:00 pm
Online

The Introduction to Drones for Sustainable Mining Course is an industry-specific short course, focused on the application of drones in the mining industry covering aspects of surveying, photographic methodologies, drilling and blasting, draglines and

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Oct 18

BIMHarambee.Africa 2021

October 18 8:00 am - October 22 5:00 pm
Online

The second instalment of the BIMHarambee.Africa conference will be held under the theme “BIM in 2030 and its role in smart cities”. It will look at what BIM in 2030 might look like, and

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Oct 18

Spatial Statistics short course

October 18 8:00 am - October 18 5:00 pm
Online

To analyse spatially allows the statistician to incorporate the spatial correlation present in many datasets, without which model interpretation may be incorrect. There is a wealth of knowledge on spatial statistics within South Africa,

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