GISCorps Participation in Democratic Republic of the Congo Project

Some time ago GISCorps wrote to all regarding a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and thanking the volunteers who were involved in this project as well. The time given by GISCorps volunteers, which may have been a small gesture on your part, has made a big difference in making sure children get their vaccination.

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Call for Proposals for GMES in Africa is published

The Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES & Africa)
has been published at . From the link to the Call, proposers can download the GES & Africa document, Guidelines for Proposers, and the many Annexes associated with the call, all in both English and French.

Africa: Workshop on earth observation data for effective natural resource and agricultural management

WASCAL, in collaboration with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) TIGER initiative, the University of Twente – ITC Faculty, GeoVille and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, is holding a 3-day training workshop on the use of earth observation data for effective natural resource and agricultural management in Africa.

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South African Journal of Geomatics New Issue Published

South African Journal of Geomatics has just published its latest issue at . We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work, Prof Julian Lloyd Smit Editor, South African Journal of Geomatics Phone +27 (0)21 650 3573 Fax +27 (0)21 650 3572 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Prof Julian Smit
Editor: South African Journal of Geomatics

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Esri Eastern Africa User Conference, 4-6 October 2017, Dar es Salaam

Esri EA UserConf2017Now in its 12th year, the Esri Eastern Africa User Conference continues to be a key venue where GIS users and IT enthusiasts refer to for the latest advancements in geospatial technologies. The conference also acknowledges organizations which have exceptionally embraced and GIS technology to achieve their set goals.

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Geo4Africa Summit and Code Sprint 2017

geo4africa2017Geo4Africa summit 2017 brings together different practitioners in the field of Geo Information Systems (GIS) to explore and showcase the relevance of geo tools. The Geo4Africa Summit 2017 brings together organisations, Individuals across Africa Region and globally. This years theme is “Geo Tools Innovating Knowledge Databases”.

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South Africa: SDI developing, but not as fast as desired

Despite the fact that South Africa's Spatial Data Infrastructure Act was passed nearly 14 years ago, in 2003, with the intent of establishing the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (Sasdi), the Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) and the Electronic Metadata Catalogue, among other things, and despite major progress that has been made since, significant gaps still exist in the Sasdi and related programmes. This was pointed out by Department of Rural Development and Land Reform National Spatial Information Framework director Maroale Chauke at the Earth Observation Indaba, in Pretoria, this week.

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