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Geographical modelling of transit deserts in Cape Town

19 Jan - 12:50 SAST

by Marianne Vanderschuren, Robert Cameron, Alexandra Newlands and Herrie Schalekamp from the University of Cape Town

In this open access article (available here), the authors apply work on transit deserts in cities in the global north to Cape Town, in South Africa, with the aim to assess the methodological transferability to the global south, and generating case study results.

The World Bank calculated South Africa’s 2018 Gini Coefficient to be 0.63, which made it the world’s most unequal country. Such inequality is perpetuated by land-use patterns still influenced by the apartheid past. The resulting urban form necessitates long travel distances,

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Climate and Nature Sovereign Index: Framework for a clear assessment of environmental risk

31 Jul - 12:26 SAST
The pilot Climate and Nature Sovereign Index (CNSI) is an important first step to harness the power of sovereign debt investing to help safeguard the natural world.
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A new paradigm for business of data

29 Jul - 19:15 SAST
Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy. This report captures replicable learnings and practices from organisations leading the way in ushering in a new business paradigm for data that empowers stakeholders, is grounded...
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Conserving our common heritage: The role of spatial finance in the protection of world heritage

21 Jul - 05:02 SAST
Spatial finance methods enable the systematic screening for industrial activities in World Heritage Sites, and thus allow responsible finance institutions to honour their commitments to protect World Heritage and other sensitive sites.
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The status of Earth observation & Geo-Information Sciences in Africa – trends and challenges

17 Jul - 15:38 SAST
The African continent is bound to become more dependent on the space industry for job creation, poverty alleviation and sustainable resource management. These were some of the findings in a paper recently published by...
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Power-efficient positioning for the Internet of Things

5 Jun - 16:24 SAST
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published a white paper on “Power-efficient positioning for the Internet of Things”, providing an overview of GNSS technologies that are relevant for low-power IoT applications, including those that...
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NBS publishes its tenth National BIM Report

26 May - 02:19 SAST
This year’s 2020 BIM report marks the tenth year of asking the industry for their views about BIM. The latest report reflects the views of over 1000 industry professionals, and shows how usage and...
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Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in Service of Sustainable Development Goals

1 May - 07:47 SAST
“Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in Service of Sustainable Development Goals: 12th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment”, published by Springer, provides insight into...
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The International Geodesign Collaboration

15 Apr - 08:23 SAST
Esri Press has published “The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design”. This book shows how researchers, scientists, designers, and students from around the world can use common geodesign principles to work together.
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Drone Professional 1

1 Jan - 18:09 SAST
Drone Professional 1 brings together 16 global drone experts to provide readers with the latest thinking on drone technology, best practice and business success.
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Cadastre Principles and Practice

1 Jan - 18:02 SAST
Cadastre Principles and Practice, written by Roger Fisher and Jennifer Whittal, is a comprehensive reference text for aspiring and practicing professional land surveyors, those in the real property business, and those involved in land...
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