6th Oct 2015

Egypt, Germany sign deal to launch satellite by 2017

Source: The Cairo Post A new Egyptian Satellite will be launched by 2017 per an agreement signed last week between the National Authority for Remote Sensing […]
6th Oct 2015

Novel remote sensing technology to map flowering plants

Source: SciDev.Net – Sub-Saharan Africa desk Scientists have created a flowering map for a semi-arid savannah site in Africa using a new remote sensing technology. Researchers […]
6th Oct 2015

Shaping South Africa through science

Source: SABC News, Author: Sarah Wild, Excerpt from “Shaping South Africa through science” All it takes is a spark. Perhaps two blades of bone-dry grass rub […]
7th Sep 2015

NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues

Source: NASA NASA’s SMAP mission, launched in January to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed, continues to produce high-quality science […]
2nd Sep 2015

Helping Africa manage its agriculture and woodlands

Source: European Commission (Horizon 2020) To ensure food and energy security for today’s growing populations, governments increasingly turn to earth observation. Remotely-sensed data can provide valuable […]
2nd Sep 2015

Successful indaba puts SA’s geomatics sector in the spotlight

Source: PositionIT Almost 800 representatives from the South African geospatial industry gathered at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni to hear the latest geomatics news and research, and […]
2nd Sep 2015

Africa to receive data free of charge: China-Brazil Earth observation satellite is now operating

Source: Satnews An Earth observation satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil was put into operation on Tuesday. The China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite-04 (CBERS-04) was sent […]
2nd Sep 2015

Launch of “open licence” national land cover dataset

Source: PositionIT   The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) launched the National Land Cover 2013/2014 dataset […]
2nd Sep 2015

GIS interventions that work at secondary level education

Source: PositionIT, Article: Bridget Fleming (AfriSpatial) There have been a number of recent successful GIS interventions aimed at secondary school level, ranging from teacher training to […]