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GIS mapping project sets out to provide Uganda with data for water infrastructure improvements

2 Dec - 13:03 SAST

By Trimble Geospatial

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), a non-profit organisation that provides engineering solutions in developing countries, has worked in Uganda on a variety of water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives, including developing standards for solar water pumping. In 2020, it started a water system geographic information systems (GIS) mapping project to provide accurate geolocation and other data for water infrastructure development in the West Nile sub-region of Northern Uganda.

The water asset mapping project is partially supported by the Trimble Foundation Fund, which has donated GIS and mapping technology solutions for the water inventory project.

For the Uganda water system project,

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Manual for the valuation of unregistered land opens for public consultation

27 Nov - 14:20 SAST
Information from FIG As part of the UN-Habitat – Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), together with the International Professional Bodies Cluster, works on a...
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Copernicus satellite to monitor sea-level rise launched

21 Nov - 11:22 SAST
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite has been launched into orbit around Earth. Using radar altimetry, this new satellite is set to provide a new overview of ocean topography and...
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Novum Intel becomes Novum Intelligence, launches new services

2 Nov - 23:35 SAST
Eagle-eyed audience members will have noticed the subtle change in our company name, logo and domain name from Novum Intel to the full name, Novum Intelligence.
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Zimbabwe Flying Labs launches as local technology and innovation hub

21 Oct - 15:48 SAST
A team of local experts in Zimbabwe formed and launched Zimbabwe Flying Labs, a technology and innovation hub working to solve social challenges and meet local needs through drones and robotics.
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Space-tech challenge opens submissions for local talent to develop Africa’s geospatial readiness

15 Sep - 12:56 SAST
Space-Tech Challenge 2020 is now open for submissions from innovators, entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses across Africa. The challenge aims to drive Africa's geospatial readiness through local talent, and targets downstream space-tech applications in agriculture,...
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South Africa’s planned Space Infrastructure Hub will use space data as a development tool

31 Aug - 16:27 SAST
Information from SANSA The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been awarded R4.47 billion in additional funding over the next three years to develop a Space Infrastructure Hub. The...
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African institutions to benefit from free access to Copernicus data

13 Aug - 13:19 SAST
The African Union Commission and the European Commission are about to roll out an initiative that will avail African institutions free access to Copernicus data, based on an agreement signed in 2018.
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WeRobotics spins off Flying Labs as an independent organisation

27 Jul - 09:19 SAST
Based on responses from regional calls and the recent Virtual Flying Labs Retreat, it has been decided to co-create FlyingLabs.org as an independent legal entity, deeply rooted in the Global South, led entirely by...
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African Land Policy Centre calls for digitised land registries

28 May - 19:17 SAST
Speaking during a webinar organised by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies to discuss African land rights in the time of the coronavirus, Kagwanja said COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability of millions...
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WeRobotics offers revamped online course on drones in humanitarian action

26 May - 01:57 SAST
WeRobotics has announced a revamped and updated version of its peer-reviewed online training on the use of drones in humanitarian action.
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Ghana Institution of Surveyors contribute funds and software to address country’s COVID-19 pandemic

7 Apr - 18:27 SAST
Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) is supporting the country’s COVID-19 outbreak with funding and contact tracing software.
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Chad inaugurates its first geodetic pillar

3 Apr - 10:38 SAST
The Minister of Spatial Planning, Housing Development and Town Planning inaugurated Chad’s first geodetic pillar on 16 March 2020.
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Southern African land policy reform discussed in Botswana

23 Jan - 15:40 SAST
The issue of access to land by women, youth and other marginalised groups was on top of the agenda at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s Sub regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA)...
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Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide

23 Jan - 13:24 SAST
Besides providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders. From now on the satellites will reply to these...
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Mapping schools globally to enable internet connectivity

15 Jan - 15:36 SAST
A recent training programme in Jolly Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda, sought ways to identify and map the location of a learning institution and the level of internet connectivity available.
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Satellite navigation for drones explored in white paper

19 Dec - 15:35 SAST
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published a white paper on the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS) for Drones Operations, which considers GNSS as essential for the safe and reliable navigation of drones.
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