Industry visit to Esri South Africa enhances students understanding of skills needed in the work place
Posted on May 10, 2019
The final year geoinformatics and meteorology students visited Esri South Africa on 9 May 2019.
Reaching out through mapping FGM
Posted on April 20, 2019
On Thursday the 4th of April 2019, CGIS YouthMappers from The Centre for Geoinformation Science visited St. John’s College in Houghton, Johannesburg to attend a mapathon to help map areas of rural Tanzania in the efforts to help alleviate female genital mutilation (FGM).
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.
CGIS hosts second YouthMappers leadership workshop
Posted on January 23, 2019
The Centre for Geoinformation Science at the University of Pretoria’s hosted the second YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship workshop in January 2019. The nine-day workshop was attended by 19 international students from 15 countries.
Prof Serena Coetzee to head up UP Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Posted on November 26, 2018
The University of Pretoria congratulates Serena Coetzee on her appointment as Professor and Head of the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. She had served as acting Head of Department since March 2018.
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.
Joining the global mapathon to help end FGM
Posted on October 06, 2018
CGIS and St John's joins groups in over 60 countries to map areas affected by FGM.
Developing a spatial viewer for pgAdmin4 thought Google Summer of Code
Posted on September 18, 2018
pgAdmin4 v3.3 released this week comes with a PostGIS geometry viewer.
Celebrating Mandela day through humanitarian mapping
Posted on July 23, 2018
CGIS YouthMappers did their part for Mandela Day through contributing to humanitarian efforts.
Applying geoinformation in data science
Posted on July 22, 2018
CGIS student who participated in the CSIR’s DSIDE programme
CGIS hosts mapathon to assist with monitoring coastal areas
Posted on May 01, 2018
The Centre for Geoinformation Science hosted a two-day mapathon on 23 and 24 March 2018.
Geoinformatics student won the 2018 Esri Young Scholar award
Posted on April 14, 2018
Lehlohonolo Thipe was awarded the 2018 Esri Young Scholar award by Esri South Africa.
Geoinformatics Hons student selected to present at African Youth SDG Summit
Posted on January 19, 2018
Larissa Pillay a BSc Hons student attend the African Youth SDG Summit in Accra, Ghana, 1-2 Nov 2017.
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.
Field mapping with TuksSport High School
Posted on October 07, 2017
The geography learners from TuksSport High School visited CGIS to learn about geoinformatics.
Geoinformatics - 2016 student prize winners
Posted on June 08, 2017
2016 top students in Geoinformatics received various prizes at the Dean's Annual Award Ceremony.
Geoinformatics student selected as a YouthMapper Leadership Fellow
Posted on June 07, 2017
Mr Frikan Erwee selected as part of the first group of YouthMapper Leadership Fellows.
Love and academics
Posted on May 22, 2017
Recent University of Pretoria graduates Ivan and Susan Henrico have their own story of love and success. At the recent autumn graduation ceremonies, Ivan graduated with a PhD in Geoinformatics and Susan with an MA in Geography.
UP Young Leader is a Global Changemaker
Posted on May 19, 2017
Courtney Gehle, a 22-year-old honours student in Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been selected by the European Commission from a global pool of candidates as one of their 16 Young Leaders for Development 2017.
The gamification of open data to empowering school learners
Posted on March 18, 2017
CGIS hosted an event on 4 March 2017 for school learners to celebrate International Open Data Day.