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  • CGIS joins the international YouthMappers network

    Posted on June 01, 2016

    Dr McCusker welcomes Centre for Geoinformation Centre (CGIS) as an inaugural YouthMappers chapter.

  • Geoinformatics student wins Esri Young Scholar award

    Posted on April 13, 2016

    Kathryn Arnold, a BScHons (Geoinformatics) student in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, won the Esri Young Scholar Award for her third-year project titled, 'A GIS-based response time and risk analysis of municipal firefighting services in...

  • 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 30, 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.

  • Map driven story telling - joining the open data liberation

    Posted on November 13, 2015

    CGIS students uses web mapping technology to tell compelling story with maps.

  • Kick-off: Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences / UP student exchange programme

    Posted on October 23, 2015

    The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the University of Pretoria have initiated a three year project that runs from 9/2015-8/2018, funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung within its Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students – BWS plus programme. The...

  • Invitation: International Map Year 2015/6 Celebration: Maps in research at UP

    Posted on October 13, 2015

    In celebration of the International Cartographic Association’s (ICA) International Map Year 2015/6 www.mapyear.org, the CGIS invites you to a one-day mini-conference showcasing the role of maps in research conducted.

  • African Diaspora fellow collaborates on Geographic Information Science and Technology project at UP

    Posted on September 07, 2015

    The University of Pretoria (UP) was selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) in the USA to host an African Diaspora scholar, Dr Paddington Hodza.

  • JuniorTukkie Geospatial Tech Camp provides opportunities to learners

    Posted on August 11, 2015

    A total of forty nine (49) Grade 11 learners from all over South Africa participated in this year’s JuniorTukkie Geospatial Tech Camp. This Camp is a locally developed follow-up to the successful Global Connections and Exchange: My Community, Our Earth Tech (MyCoE) Camp that was held at the...

  • JuniorTukkie Geospatial Tech Camp 2015

    Posted on July 15, 2015

    50 Grade 11 learners from all over South Africa arrived on campus for the JuniorTukkie Geospatial Tech Camp 2015 between 13-17 July 2015.

  • Prof Serena Coetzee appointed to the South African Geomatics Council

    Posted on July 02, 2015

    The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Gugile Nkwinti, announced the members of the South African Geomatics Council on the 22 May 2015.

  • Geoinformatics - 2014 student prize winners

    Posted on May 22, 2015

    2014 top students in Geoinformatics received various prizes at the Dean's Annual Award Ceremony on 8 May 2015.

  • Guest lecture: The New Age of GIS

    Posted on March 24, 2015

    On Friday, 20 March, Mr Magnus Rademeyer from AfriGIS presented a CGIS guest lecture on 'The New Age of GIS'.

  • Guest Lecture: Finding the jobless

    Posted on March 13, 2015

    On Friday, 13 March, Dr Gina Weir-Smith from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) presented a CGIS guest lecture on 'Finding the jobless: the spatio-temporal variation of South African unemployment trends at sub-provincial level'. Amongst ohters, her spatial analysis of unemployment in the...

  • Invitation to participate in UP CGIS Map Competition 2015

    Posted on March 12, 2015

    In celebration of the International Cartographic Association's (ICA) International Map Year 2015-2016, CGIS invites you to submit your map to the UP CGIS Map Competition 2015. Maps will be evaluated by a panel of experts with prizes for the best maps.

  • CGIS students excel at Open Data Day

    Posted on February 25, 2015

    The Open Data Day 2015 took place on 21 February in Cape Town, South Africa. Six students from the University of Pretoria participated virtually and ultimately Kathleen Godfrey and Kathryn Arnold was announced as the winners of the 2015 Open Data Day.

  • Geoinformatics degrees receive accreditation from PLATO

    Posted on December 05, 2014

    The South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO) has accredited the University of Pretoria's Geoinformation Science (GISc) degrees. The accreditation was performed through a self-review, which was evaluated by the PLATO Education Advisory Committee.

  • Exploring geographic information with UPScience

    Posted on September 30, 2014

    The UPScience programme provides high school learners with a unique opportunity to explore various scientific fields at the University of Pretoria. On Saturday 27 September, the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology hosted the Gr 10 UPScience learners.

  • GCE MyCOE Youth TechCamp 2014 hosted at UP

    Posted on September 26, 2014

    A Global Connections and Exchange: My Community, our Earth (MyCOE) Youth TechCamp http://www.aag.org/techcamps was hosted at UP from 14 – 22 July 2014. The program aims to provide opportunities for youth to learn more about online geotechnologies and how to apply them in service of their...

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