Dates & Venue

Monday & Tuesday, 22 to 23 July 2019. Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.

SA GeoTech 2019 Papers and Presentations & Gallery


Day 1

Spatial data science as the key to the geospatial professional’s relevance in the big data age
by Dr Arulsivanathan Naidoo, Institute for Spatial Data Science

GeoTech and 4IR: Disciplines uniting for 21st Century Mining
by Prof. Fred Cawood, Wits Mining Institute

Reimagining marginalised spaces: A case study of the Alexandra Township
by Sandiswa Sondzaba, Yashena Naidoo and Bonolo Mohulatsi (Gauteng City-Region Observatory)

Machine learning POC for road width capture from aerial photography
by Kevin Johnson, Aurecon Group

Gauteng City Region GIS and Geoportal: Integrating Government Information Islands
by Celiwe Kgowedi, Director: GIS at the Office of the Gauteng Premier

An open-access planning support tool in pursuit of climate resilient settlements
by Alize le Roux, CSIR

Global and South African market and applications of ground penetrating radar (GPR)
by Hennie le Roux, Director of Subscan

From air pollution to toilet paper, why the megacities of the future require smart location data
by Clint Leander, Here Technologies

An end to getting lost: Confirming the local value and viability of mapcodes through practical tools
by Leon Schnell, Founder of OverHere

Mobile mapping with simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM)
by Stephan van der Merwe, Optron

Evolutionary dead-ends in drones
by Franz Fuls, Compact Aerial Services

A spatio-temporal approach to underground mine safety monitoring
by Calvin O. Opiti, Wits Mining Institute

Survival, growth and saving for one’s retirement as a geospatial professional
by Biff Lewis, BL Geomatics

Day 2

Optimising your workflow through the theory of constraints
by Arrie van Niekerk, Tavanec

The world of the GIS professional is changing rapidly – are you ready?
by Etienne Louw, MapIT

Census geography: What constitutes the ideal output area for South Africa?
by Helene Verhoef, Stats SA

GIS and SCADA: When two worlds collide
by Dave Wibberley, Adroit Technologies

Reality modelling: The future of geo-engineering
by Cleon Moore, iGlobe Group

Manage project complexities with accurate and reliable 3D reality capture solutions
by Barend Bornman, Leica Geosystems

Using the property register to enable municipal sustainability
by Janet Channing and Wynand van der Walt, MetGovis

The story and the story behind the story: City of Johannesburg heritage and data governance
by Marcelle Hattingh, Geo-Informatics and Eric Itzkin, Immovable Heritage

Open source web-based GIS for information distribution
by Brighton Chamunorwa, University of Fort Hare: Department of GIS and Remote Sensing

Integrated tools for mining modelling, estimation, design, optimisation and scheduling
by Kayleigh Cooper, Micromine training and support consultant

Network-based accessibility models enable effective decisions in the fast food industry
by Craig Schwabe, AfricaScope

Geospatial as a platform to identify and develop business opportunities in Africa
by Laura Goodman, Market Decisions

Insight driven technology: Putting all fingers on the pulse of your business to radically shift the way your organisation operates
by Sean Hurwitz, Trackmatic

Chris Yelland

Chris Yelland