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  • Prestigious Centenary Award for Dr Christel Hansen

    Posted on March 05, 2019

    Dr Christel Hansen, a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, and a professional geographic information science practitioner, was recently awarded the prestigious Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Centenary Award for 2019.

  • Lecturer voices explainer video to Ice Flows game

    Posted on November 21, 2018

    Dr Christel Hansen, a lecturer in the Center for Geoinformation Science, has voiced an explainer video for the Ice Flows game - a game that demonstrates the impact of climate change in Antarctica.

  • CGIS hosted Winter School focusing on participatory sensing

    Posted on November 20, 2017

    Earlier this year, the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria hosted the 2017 Winter School on Participatory Sensing as part of the Geomatics and Participation project between UP and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

  • UP participates in Summer School on Geomatics in Germany

    Posted on August 04, 2016

    The first 'Geomatics and Participation' Summer School with students and lecturers from the University of Pretoria and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences recently took place in Karslruhe, Germany.

  • Geology student awarded with Corstorphine Medal

    Posted on August 01, 2016

    Sameera Mohamed, a PhD student at the University of Pretoria, was recently honoured by the Geological Society of South Africa with the Corstorphine Medal.

  • CGIS wins prize at Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge

    Posted on February 12, 2016

    A team of postgraduate Geoinformation Science students from the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) recently won the climate change category at the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge.

  • The science behind hail

    Posted on January 04, 2016

    Parts of the country were subjected to severe hailstorms towards the end of last year and hailstones the size of tennis balls inflicted massive damage. Dr Liesl Dyson explains the science behind this weather phenomenon.

  • CGIS celebrates International Map Year

    Posted on November 24, 2015

    In celebration of the International Cartographic Association’s International Map Year, the Centre for Geo-information Science at UP hosted a Mini-conference to showcase the role of maps in research conducted at the University.

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