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Geomatics Profession Bill
Event GISSA National AGM (SA Museum of Military History, Johannesburg, from Apr 08, 2011 10:00 AM to Apr 08, 2011 03:30 PM)
GISSA National AGM
Event Quantum GIS for Geography Teachers (Beaulieu College, Kyalami, Johannesburg, from Jul 04, 2011 08:00 AM to Jul 04, 2011 04:00 PM)
GIS is in the school syllabus and is also a great tool with which to teach geography. Quantum GIS is Free and Open Source and easy to learn. Spend a day with other geography teachers doing hands-on GIS. Don't miss out - the FOSS GIS Academy has run previous successful events in Gauteng, KZN and W. Cape. R380 incl lunch. Optional custom DVD with school data R490.
Event Short course: Introduction to GIS Standards (University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, from Aug 29, 2011 08:00 AM to Aug 30, 2011 05:00 PM)
The two day course provides an introduction to international standards for geographic information, including topics such as, 'What is a standard?', standardization organizations, the standard development process, importance of geographic information standards and a number of case studies. These topics are presented against the background of standardization in South Africa's spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Three CPD points can be obtained for successful completion of the course. The course is presented by Dr Serena Coetzee and Mr Antony Cooper, both actively involved in national and international standardization efforts. Dr Coetzee leads the project for a South African address standard, the international project on address standardization (ISO 19160, Addressing) and chairs the Programme Maintenance Group (PMG) of ISO/TC 211, Geographic information/Geomatics. Mr Cooper is the convenor for Working Group 7 in ISO/TC 211 and chair of SABS SC71, Geographic information committee, the local mirror commitee of ISO/TC 211.
Event Enterprise GIS with FOSS (University of the Western Cape, from Jun 23, 2014 08:00 AM to Jun 27, 2014 04:30 PM)
Learn how to set up and run a full enterprise GIS with Free and Open Source Software. We will cover the full stack: server platform, spatial database, web map servers, map tiling and caching, OGC web services and web map clients. Software includes OpenGeo Suite (PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebcache, GeoExt, OpenLayers), QGIS (desktop, server and web client)
Event GISSA NW AGM (Potchefstroom, from Mar 23, 2012 09:00 AM to Mar 23, 2012 03:00 PM)
The Annual General Meeting for GISSA NW will take place on 23rd March 2012 at the Botanical Garden art gallery at North West University , Potchefstroom. We will focus on Plato registration for GIS users in the private sector, Geo Informatics bill, Planning of GISSA NW for 2012 as well as a few presentations. You will also have the opportunity to Register at GISSA NW for 2012. Registration Costs is R200 COST: Students – R30 Visitors – R50 Register at GISSA NW for 2012 and attend the meeting for free. Registration start at 9:00am RSVP: 19 March 2012 For any enquiries : 0823068831
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Getting around tools found on the BGIS website
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The new Identify Tools on the BGIS website.
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Help icon found on the BGIS interactive site.
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What's This tool found on the BGIS interactive mapping site
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The advanced toolbox icon found on the BGIS interactive mapping site.
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The image of SA Vegetation Map that is currently available on the BGIS website.
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New tools added to BGIS site in 2012
Event PyConZA 2013 (Cape Town, from Oct 03, 2013 12:20 PM to Oct 04, 2013 12:20 PM)
PyConZA is the annual gathering of the South African community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyConZA is organized by the Python community for the community. We'd like PyConZA to be accessible to as many people as possible and to foster unique solutions to the challenges we face in Africa. Since Python is essential to so much GIS, this should interest the more developer-oriented GIS practitioners out there. The second PyConZA will be taking place at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa from the 3 - 4 October 2013.
Event ArcGIS Basic (SAQA US ID: 258636, 258657) (Esri South Africa - Midrand, from Dec 02, 2013 08:30 AM to Dec 06, 2013 04:00 PM)
Overview: In this course, you will learn about basic GIS concepts including spatial data structures, data sources and transfer methods, projections and coordinate systems, metadata, the integration of remote sensing and GIS, as well as fundamental spatial analysis techniques.
Event ArcGIS Advanced (SAQA US ID: 258656, 258642) (Esri South Africa - Midrand, from Dec 02, 2013 08:30 AM to Dec 06, 2013 04:00 PM)
Overview: In this course, you will acquire advanced skills in understanding and using geographic information Systems (GIS). The course addresses ‘spatial problem solving’ by focusing on both the theoretical / conceptual and practical aspects of GIS data and spatial analysis. Students learn how to prepare and integrated spatial data into their advanced analysis workflows, visualise the data using cartographic techniques as well as identify and interpret spatial patterns.
Event Building Geodatabases (BLDG) (Esri South Africa - Midrand, from Dec 04, 2013 08:30 AM to Dec 06, 2013 04:00 PM)
Overview: This course teaches the essential concepts and skills needed to efficiently create a geodatabase, add data to it, and realistically model the real-world spatial relationships inherent to your data. You will learn about unique geodatabase features that help ensure data integrity over time and why the geodatabase is the preferred format for storing and managing geographic data. Course concepts apply to file-based and multiuser ArcSDE geodatabases.
Event Configuring and Managing the Multiuser Geodatabase (CMGD) (Esri South Africa - Midrand, from Dec 04, 2013 08:30 AM to Dec 06, 2013 04:00 PM)
Overview: This course prepares you to successfully deploy a multiuser geodatabase to manage your organization's critical geographic data assets. You will learn about the multiuser geodatabase architecture and installation options and how to configure the geodatabase for efficient data storage and delivery of data access and editing capabilities to many users.
Event ArcGIS for Server: Sharing GIS Content on the Web (AGSS) (Esri South Africa - Midrand, from Dec 02, 2013 08:30 AM to Dec 03, 2013 04:00 PM)
Overview: ArcGIS supports sharing geographic content across multiple platforms so it is accessible to everyone who needs it, when they need it, however they want to access it. This course teaches how to turn your authoritative GIS data, workflows, and maps into ArcGIS services that can be published to ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Server, or Portal for ArcGIS; easily embedded in web maps and websites; accessed by desktop, web, and mobile applications; and deployed to servers on secure internal networks. You will learn how to determine which sharing option is appropriate for your needs.
Event Building Web Mapping Applications with FOSS GIS (Vendȏme, Paarl, from Aug 18, 2014 08:00 AM to Aug 22, 2014 04:30 PM)
In this advanced course we will take you on a tour through some popular parts of the FOSS GIS toolset, focussing on Web GIS. Our aim is to make you comfortable with FOSS GIS tools for creating an online map-centric experience. Tools we will use include GeoDjango, OpenLayers, MapServer and PostGIS.
Event GISSA Gauteng General Meeting (National Museum of Military History, from Mar 12, 2015 09:00 AM to Mar 12, 2015 03:00 PM)
The first meeting of the year will be held at the National Museum of Military History (22 Erlswold way, Saxonwold, Johannesburg). Paid up members will receive 1 CPD point and attend free of charge. Non-members are welcome to attend at a fee of R200.
Event GISSA Gauteng General Meeting (Department of Environmental Affairs, Pretoria, from Jun 12, 2015 09:00 AM to Jun 12, 2015 03:00 PM)
The 2nd meeting of the year will be held at the Department of Environmental Affairs, Pretoria. Paid up members will receive 1 CPD point and attend free of charge. Non-members are welcome to attend at a fee of R200.
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Event Hydrological modelling and terrain analysis using digital elevation models (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, from Oct 14, 2015 08:00 AM to Oct 16, 2015 04:00 PM)
This is an intermediate-level GIS course aimed at teaching practitioners how to derive a number of important environmental datasets from digital elevation models.
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Event Geomatics Indaba 2016 - 2nd Call for papers for the peer-reviewed academic track (from Sep 12, 2016 12:00 AM to Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM)
Event Geomatics Indaba 2016: Call for general papers (Emperor's Palace, Ekhuruleni, from Sep 11, 2016 02:35 PM to Sep 14, 2016 02:35 PM)
This is a call for GISSA members to submit abstracts for papers for the Geomatics Indaba 2016.
Event Introduction to PostGIS (Johannesburg, from Apr 04, 2019 08:30 AM to Apr 05, 2019 04:30 PM)
PostGIS is a spatial database that is more than just a spatial data store. With PostGIS, users, web map servers and other applications can all run off the same database. And beware! Doing spatial analysis in PostGIS can become addictive.
Event Introduction to PostGIS (15 Roos St, Randburg, Gauteng, from Dec 01, 2016 08:30 AM to Dec 02, 2016 04:30 PM)
PostGIS is a spatial database that is more than just a spatial data store. With PostGIS, users, web map servers and other applications can all run off the same database. And beware! Doing spatial analysis in PostGIS can become addictive.
Event Mpumalanga GISSA Regional Meeting (Secunda, from Aug 17, 2016 09:00 AM to Aug 17, 2016 04:00 PM)
SASOL Recreational Club, Secunda Mpumalanga on Wednesday 17th of August 2016.
Event URISA Annual Conference.GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto (Toronto, Canada, from Oct 31, 2016 09:30 AM to Nov 03, 2016 09:30 AM)
Join your community for a powerful, collective exchange of knowledge at this year’s October 31-November 3, 2016 Westin Harbour Castle- Toronto, Ontario
Event Open Source GIS Knowledge Exchange Day (Ulwazi Conference Room - 20 Rhodes Avenue Mowbray, Cape Town, from Aug 12, 2016 08:30 AM to Aug 12, 2016 11:30 PM)
A free event for anyone interested in Open Source GIS. Find out more and register at the event website.
Event Upcoming courses at the Centre for Geographical Analysis at Stellenbosch University (Universit of Stellenbosch, from May 08, 2017 01:00 PM to Sep 22, 2017 01:00 PM)
The Centre for Geographical Analysis at Stellenbosch University is offering GIS and remote sensing training.
Event SAGTA + FOSS4G Africa 2017 (St Johns, College, Houghton, Johannesburg, from Jun 26, 2017 08:00 AM to Jul 01, 2017 04:00 PM)
GISSA, OSGeo Africa and the South African QGIS User Group invite you to the first regional FOSS4G event in Africa and the first national QGIS User Group conference. We will be joined by SAGTA (Southern African Geography Teachers' Association) and GeoforAll
Event Introduction to Docker (Johannesburg, from Apr 08, 2019 08:30 AM to Apr 08, 2019 04:30 PM)
Docker is a new way of deploying applications on the web. With docker you create re-usable application containers that can be combined together to create application stacks. Each container typically serves a single purpose (e.g. database, mail server etc.). Containers are versioned so that your application can be deployed in a ‘known good state’. There is a huge ecosystem of pre-made application containers out there that you can mix and match into your application architecture. Docker can be used on Linux, MacOS and Windows 10 Professional (native) or Windows (using boot2docker). We have been using Docker at Kartoza since it became available and would like to share our expertise in using Docker with you.
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