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  • Latest seasonal forecast (July) available

    Posted on July 12, 2020

    The seasonal forecast for July indictaes that the ENSO-neutral conditions will most likely to continue towards summer. We can expect favourable rainfall outcomes over parts of the SW Cape during the winter and a possible favourable start to the summer rainfall season, mainly over the northern...

  • UP team proposes single address dataset to identify and respond to emerging COVID-19 clusters

    Posted on July 06, 2020

    A team from the University of Pretoria (UP) has proposed a way forward for establishing and coordinating a single address dataset for Gauteng, which could be adopted by the rest of the country. One address dataset is needed now more than ever, as addresses are imperative to control and slow down...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (June) available

    Posted on June 08, 2020

    We will likely remain in ENSO-neutral condition until summer. This is even though cooler than average SSTs over the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. On the predicted rainfall front the SW Cape can expect favourable outcomes during winter. We also have a possible favourable start to...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (May 2020) available

    Posted on May 09, 2020

    Rainfall predictions indicate that the SADC can expect a mostly dry winter. However, there is some indication of favourable rainfall outcomes over the SW Cape during mid-winter. Some parts of the region can also expect cool maximum temperatures during the early winter, although predominantly high...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (April) available

    Posted on April 10, 2020

    Favourable rainfall outcomes are predicted over the central western parts during late autumn-early winter. Similarly, favourable rainfall outcomes are predicted over the SW Cape during the winter rainfall season. Southern Africans can expect cool late autumn-early winter maximum temperature...

  • GGM student announced as the 2020 Esri YSA Winner

    Posted on April 07, 2020

    Azile Mdleleni was announced as the 2020 Esri YSA Winner for her participatory GIS project.

  • University of Pretoria one of the top 10 universities of Esri Learn ArcGIS

    Posted on April 01, 2020

    The University of Pretoria is one of the top 10 universities worldwide using Esri's Learn ArcGIS platform. This platform includes GIS lessons, as well as guidance on how to teach with GIS. The Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology offers numerous GIS and geomatics courses,...

  • GGM celebrates Open Data Day 2020 with Dr NF Nkomo students

    Posted on April 01, 2020

    The annual Open Data Day took place on 7 March 2020. At the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, we celebrated the day by hosting 61 Gr 12 geography learners from Dr WF Nkomo High School in Atteridgeville at the University of Pretoria, Hatfield campus.

  • Temperature predictions for 19 towns in South Africa

    Posted on March 30, 2020

    There has been some speculation that COVID-19 follows a seasonal pattern with preliminary evidence that the virus does not survive as well in warmer temperatures. A team of leading South African environmental scientists, from a range of institutions, has been formed under the auspices of the...

  • Changes to Geospatial Information and Mapping Services contact services

    Posted on March 18, 2020

    Due to the suspension of contact classes and the rescheduling of the academic calendar, the Geospatial Information and Mapping Service has suspended CONTACT services until further notice. However, the Geospatial Information and Mapping Service remains committed to providing mapping and...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (March 2020) available

    Posted on March 17, 2020

    ENSO-neutral is slightly more favoured throughout this forecast period, but there is some indication of cooling towards La Niña by the end of the year. During the Southern Hemisphere autumn, predictability of ENSO events for the coming summer is low. Favourable end of season rainfall conditions...

  • Lecturer elected to the GLOBE Education Working Group

    Posted on March 06, 2020

    Dr. Francis Wasswa Nsubuga was elected on the GLOBE Education working group as the Africa representative for another 3 yrs. He has been serving on the working group since 2016. For more on GLOBE and their work please visit https://www.globe.gov/.

  • Lecturer receives WRC award

    Posted on March 04, 2020

    Dr Liesl Dyson was awarded the Knowledge Tree Innovation Award from the Water Research Commission. This award celebrates outstanding design, process and product development of innovative technologies.

  • GGM postgraduate students part of international collaboration module, iPOLE project

    Posted on February 21, 2020

    Over the course of the past 3 months, six postgraduate students from the department partook in an international and interdisciplinary project called iPOLE.

  • Illustrating the use of GIS to students through applications

    Posted on February 20, 2020

    Liezel Botha and Verosha Naidoo from Esri South Africa spoke to students enrolled in our 3rd year GIS 310 (Geographic Information systems) course on Wednesday, 19 February. The aim of the talk was to illustrate the usefulness of GIS and geospatial technology through applications.

  • UP Geoinformatics act as mentors for international schools students during the 2019 Google Code-in

    Posted on February 19, 2020

    Google Code-in (GCI) is an annual online competition aimed at introducing pre-university students (13-17 years old) to open source projects, development and communities, through short 3-5 hour tasks.

  • Latest seasonal forecast (February 2020) available

    Posted on February 10, 2020

    ENSO-neutral is slightly more favoured throughout this forecast period. Favourable end of season rainfall conditions are predicted for the central and southern parts of the region. The southwestern Cape region is predicted to have favourable early winter rainfall. Predominantly high maximum...

  • Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2020) now available

    Posted on February 06, 2020

    Latest T&[email protected] Bulletin (2020) now available

  • GGM student part of team that developed a solution for Tshwane's debt issue

    Posted on February 04, 2020

    Andrew Hanson an BScHons Geoinformatics student participated in the 2019 DSIDE programme.

  • Latest seasonal forecast (January 2020) available

    Posted on January 14, 2020

    ENSO-neutral is favoured throughout this forecast period. Favourable rainfall conditions are mainly restricted to the central parts of the region. Predominantly high maximum temperatures are likely over the larger part of the forecast region.

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