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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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South Africa’s space agency is conducting a user requirement study for its Space Infrastructure Hub

26 Jul - 17:24 SAST
The information gained will help shape the implementation of the Space Infrastructure Hub.
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Spot the Crop Data Challenge focuses on using satellite imagery and machine learning for automating South African crop identification

13 Jul - 15:14 SAST
Radiant Earth Foundation’s Spot the Crop Data Challenge seeks entrants to predict crop types in the Western Cape, South Africa using satellite image time-series.
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Catalyst automates workflow for the South African National Space Agency to convert SPOT archive to analysis ready data

10 May - 11:46 SAST
The scalable workflow enables SANSA to prepare its entire SPOT archive for immediate analysis using the Open Data Cube, machine learning, and AI models.
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South Africa’s national mapping agency proposes changes to its map series, calls for input

21 Apr - 10:17 SAST
The CD: NGI has embarked on a map design project to update symbologies, annotations, map languages, graticules and other aspects on its 1: 10 000 Orthophoto and 1: 50 000 Topographic map series.
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Maximise your professional development and advance the survey industry

18 Mar - 11:22 SAST
For more than a century, the South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI) has served its members by remaining at the forefront of industry matters.
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South African construction industry signs landmark collaboration agreement

23 Jan - 12:51 SAST
CASA is made up of different industry bodies from across the sector with the broad objective of having joint representation in engagements on matters of mutual concern.
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South Africa’s statistical agency maps communities vulnerable to Covid-19

14 Dec - 17:32 SAST
The South African Covid-19 Vulnerability Index aims to identify populations that face multiple risks and who are considered most vulnerable.
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New chair Janusha Singh talks about her priorities for growing GISSA and the geo-industry’s prominence

9 Nov - 12:43 SAST
Janusha Singh was recently appointed as the Geo-Information Society of South Africa chairperson for 2020/2021, and shared her aspirations for the organisation in this interview.
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Free GIS course empowers unemployed youth in South Africa

1 Nov - 19:16 SAST
Esri South Africa is offering free access to Esri geospatial technology for one year through a special offering for unemployed youth (18 – 35 years old).
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South African national water quantity data now available for all government departments in spatial and non-spatial formats

21 Sep - 14:34 SAST
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has signed a multi-user government licencing agreement to distribute GeoTerraImage’s Mzansi Amanzi national monthly water data products to all South African government departments and their consultants.
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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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Lessons learned from regional temporal land cover mapping

16 Jul - 17:27 SAST
Land use and land cover change is a leading driver of habitat loss and ecosystem degradation, and it is therefore essential that accurate, consistent time series land cover maps are developed to identify and...
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South Africa’s Spatial Information Committee opens nominations for new members

3 Jul - 14:52 SAST
South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development are accepting nominations for members to serve on the Committee for Spatial Information. Nominations close in the first week of August 2020.
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Monitoring vehicle mobility patterns in South Africa during lockdown using satellite imagery

1 Jun - 12:28 SAST
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been using satellite imagery to measure vehicle mobility on the roads and at shopping centres during South Africa’s lockdown, a national measure intended to slow the...
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Right to Care assists South Africa in limiting the spread of Covid-19 by using GIS

12 May - 04:30 SAST
Right to Care is supporting the South African Department of Health with its coronavirus response by providing training and technical assistance including coordination, dedicated disaster management, GIS mapping, enhanced surveillance, case identification and contact...
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RICS ramps up its mediation service as South Africa compels dispute mediation

27 Apr - 16:46 SAST
A recent amendment by the Rules Board for Courts of Law now compels South Africans to consider mediation as a solution for any legal matter before going to court. The Royal Institution of Chartered...
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South African National Space Agency seeks earth observation industry input on COVID-19 response tools

20 Apr - 19:58 SAST
SANSA is engaging with the local Earth observation industry to identify how the agency could partner on existing Earth observation products and to offer support/funding to fast track further development of products to support...
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South African government sets up COVID-19 research data platform

29 Mar - 11:37 SAST
A team of experts are working on creating a range of data warehouses, including the current geographic spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, health vulnerabilities and location of health and other facilities, among other things.
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German Chancellor fellowships now open to South Africa

11 Feb - 17:56 SAST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced during her visit to Pretoria that the sponsorship programme for young professionals is now open for 2021 applications. Young professionals from South Africa will be able to apply for...
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GeoSLAM helps engineering company streamline decommissioning project

27 Jan - 11:26 SAST
Aurecon used GeoSLAM’s ZEB Revo RT, Pano and Horizon scanners for the final stage decommissioning of the Athlone Power Station in Cape Town. The entire facility was scanned in three days of site visits,...
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Municipal boundary determination process underway

23 Jan - 17:15 SAST
The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) will embark on nationwide public consultations on the first draft sets of electoral wards in preparation for next year’s local government elections.
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State of the Map 2020 scholarships applications now open

18 Jan - 17:39 SAST
The State of the Map conference is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap (OSM), organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. All OSM enthusiasts are invited to the gathering in Cape Town, from 3 to 5...
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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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Industry body launched to grow South Africa’s geospatial sector

3 Dec - 17:50 SAST
To accelerate the continent’s readiness to benefit from space tech, key industry stakeholders with support from the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), have launched ZASpace Inc. The industry forum will facilitate structured investment...
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