Geoinformation Science (GISc), also known as Geoinformatics, is concerned with the nature of geographic information and the use of geospatial technologies to collect, store, integrate, transform, retrieve, analyse, display and distribute geographic information from different sources. GISc is a multi-disciplinary endeavour, drawing on other disciplines, such as geography, surveying, mathematics, statistics and computer science.
The Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) is a UP platform for individuals and teams involved in GISc research, education, training, professional development and community engagement. CGIS aims to facilitate GISc research collaborations; to establish education, training and professional alliances within South Africa and abroad; and to be a partner to the South African geoinformation industry in support of GISc research, education, training, professional development and community engagement.
Amongst others, we regularly host guest lectures and research seminars presented by local and international colleagues from the geoinformation community; we present a number of GISc certificate courses through CE at UP; and all of us are involved in a variety of multi-disciplinary research projects.
A salute and thank you to colleagues and students who make CGIS happen!