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.
Geoinformatics students win national Responsive Cities Challenge
Posted on January 11, 2017
A group of five students from the University of Pretoria who competed as team Apex PentaVertex were announced as winners of the Responsive Cities Challenge, which took place at the end of 2017.
The First International Youth Mappers Exchange between Malawi and South Africa
Posted on November 29, 2016
YouthMappers from Malawi and South Africa were fortunate enough to partake in the first International Joint Youth Mappers training in late October 2016, and what a success it was.
Mapping the informal settlement of Alaska, South Africa
Posted on November 02, 2016
In this blog post, we will report on our experience and lessons learned from mapping the informal Alaska settlement in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa.
Mapping Noachis Terra Chloride
Posted on October 21, 2016
Geoinformatics students placed 3rd in the ICA Mars Exploration Zone Map Design Competition
CGIS YouthMappers participates in a humanitarian mapping effort for Botswana
Posted on October 21, 2016
CGIS YouthMappers’ held a map-a-thon event to contribute to the Peace Corp efforts in Botswana.
CGIS masters student shines at Geomatics Indaba 2016
Posted on October 05, 2016
Geoinformatics masters student shined during the Geomatics Indaba 2016 conference.
CGIS students inspiring future geoinformatics professional
Posted on September 22, 2016
In 2016, CGIS hosted three events to introduce school learners to geoinformatics.
UP participates in Summer School on Geomatics in Germany
Posted on August 05, 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.