Senegal: National Geomatics Plan Geoflash bulletin Jan/Feb 2016 (in French)

GeoSenegal GeoflashThe Geoflash bulletin is a serial bulletin published by Senegal's National Geomatics Plan (PNG). PNG is basically the roadmap adopted by the government to gradually establish the country's spatial data infrastructure. PNG is about giving Senegal a strategy and geomatics development framework and making it a tool for sustainable development.

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Kenya: New Geo-Spatial Data Centre to house National Spatial Data Infrastructure Secretariat

The Kenyan Government has built an ultra-modern centre in Nairobi at a cost of Ksh831 million to handle all mapping and survey operations in the country. The Kenya Geo-Spatial Data Centre (KGSDC) will accommodate Kenya National Spatial Data infrastructure (KNSDI) secretariat and the Kenyan Geodetic Reference frame (KGRF) to enhance efficiency in Survey and Mapping services.

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Geomatics Indaba 2016: Final call and deadline for peer-reviewed papers

Authors and presenters are invited to submit peer-reviewed research papers of approximately 5000 words (including figures, tables and references) for presentation in the research and academic track of the Geomatics Indaba 2016 conference, which will take place from 2 to 4 August 2016 in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. Each paper will undergo rigorous double-blind peer-review to ensure high quality papers.

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Africa: With AfriAlliance, ITC to build triple-sensor water and climate monitoring/forecasting app

AfriAlliance kickoffA network of African-European water-related organizations initiated the AfriAlliance to prepare Africa for future climate change challenges by having African and European stakeholders work together in the areas of water innovation, research, policy, and capacity development. The ambitious five year project officially started with the kick-off meeting hosted by UNESCO-IHE in Delft on 2 and 3 March.

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Botswana: Online portal to improve access to geoscience data from Ngamiland

Partnering with Geosoft and industry stakeholders, the Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) is launching a Geoscience Portal that will provide free access to multi-disciplinary datasets from Ngamiland, a district in the country's northwest, for a period of one year.

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Namibia: Spatial data standards pencilled

Namibia NSA logoThe first phase of standardisation for spatial data will take 2–5 years to fully develop, the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) said when it hosted the first National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) workshop on standards and specifications at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) on February 2, 2016.

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Namibia SDI Newsletter No. 1 published

Volume 1, Issue 1 of the NSDI Namibia Newsletter has been published. Download the newsletter here (PDF).

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