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  • 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.

  • Latest seasonal forecast available - January 2019

    Posted on January 16, 2019

    The first seasonal forecast for 2019 is now available. The predicted El Nino remains weak into winter with warm temperatures are expected over the western part of southern Africa.

  • Latest seasonal forecast available - December 2018

    Posted on December 10, 2018

    It is again time for your latest seasonal forecast, this time for December. The predicted El Nino remains weak into winter. Dry conditions are expected over the larger part of the summer rainfall regions but hopefully more rainfall for the Western Cape.

  • Lecturer elected to Board of Directors of OSGeo

    Posted on December 05, 2018

    The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. During their recent 2018...

  • Gender Mainstreaming Workshop held with students, staff and invited speakers

    Posted on November 30, 2018

    On the 13th September 2018, GGM held a Gender Mainstreaming Workshop in direct response to the University wide call to eradicate discrimination and contribute to a transformed society. The workshop drew together students from the Department, lecturers, as well as invited speakers including Ms...

  • 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.

  • Latest seasonal forecast available - November 2018

    Posted on November 11, 2018

    The latest forecast available. What to expect for the November-December-January period? Read more here.

  • Department Professor to speak at an Evidence Based Violence Prevention seminar

    Posted on November 07, 2018

    Join the Department's Professor Breetzke and other experts at an Evidence Based Violence Prevention seminar at the Townhouse Hotel (Cape Town) from 11:00-13:00 on 21 November. The seminar is hosted by the Institute for Security Studies from the University of Cape Town, The Hanns Seidel...

  • Prof Serena Coetzee to head up UP Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology

    Posted on November 06, 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.

  • GGY 252 Class Field Trip

    Posted on November 05, 2018

    On Saturday 3 November, 69 students from the 2018 class of GGY 252 (Process Geomorphology) visited Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves (known collectively as ‘The Cradle of Humankind’). It was one of the largest trips ever carried out for this course and was thoroughly enjoyed by all....

  • SSAG Student Conference, Bloemfontein

    Posted on October 31, 2018

    Two Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) Honours students, Juniet Kgaphola and Luyanda Mthethwa recently attended and presented at the annual Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Students conference that was held at the University of the Free State from the 3-5...

  • New Department Head

    Posted on October 31, 2018

    Our Department has a new HoD! Professor Serena Coetzee, the acting HoD and current Director of the Centre for Geoinformation Science, was appointed as the HoD on 1 October.

  • Basic course in Geographic Information Science

    Posted on October 31, 2018

    Join Professor Breetzke and Enterprises at UP for an introductory course on Geographic Information Science from 5-7 November.

  • GGM Mini-Conference

    Posted on October 28, 2018

    Please join us on 1 November for our annual Department Mini-Conference. The conference will run from 08:00-15:20 in room 1-2 of our Department. We hope to see you there!

  • University of Pretoria meteorologists by the sea

    Posted on October 11, 2018

    The annual conference of the South African Society of Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS) was held at Balito on 20 & 21 September of this year. Four Hons students, a PhD student and two lecturers from the Department presented 5 presentations and two posters.

  • Latest seasonal forecast (October) available

    Posted on October 09, 2018

    The latest seasonal forecast is available. What is predicted? Dry conditions over larger parts of Namibia with rainfall expectations remaining favourable over the eastern parts. A weak El Niño is predicted, with ENSO predicted to be neutral by early 2019.

  • 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 South Africa's Polar Heritage

    Posted on September 17, 2018

    Join the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology and the South African Association of Polar Early Career Scientist (APECSSA) this week in celebrating South African polar research, all under the theme 'South of Africa: SubZero Summers'

  • Reddford House school visit

    Posted on September 14, 2018

    Seven scholars and three teachers from Reddford House visited the Department on 13 September, where they where given some hands-on experience with a GIS and remote sensing applications.

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