Geography/Environmental Science Lecturer appointed to represent Africa on “The Globe program”
Posted on May 07, 2016
Dr Francis Wasswa Nsubuga has been appointed to represent Africa on the education working group.
Geoinformatics student wins Esri Young Scholar award
Posted on April 08, 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...
Geography student part of international climate change resolution
Posted on March 04, 2016
Courtney Gehle, a third-year BSc Geography student in the Department of Geography with a special interest in Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability recently had the opportunity to be part of the United Stated Leadership Programme and visit Paris and the US.
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.
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.
Making today matter - creating a better tomorrow
Posted on August 26, 2015
‘Imagine the progress that would be made if all disciplines worked together to tackle environmental issues.’ This is the dream of Jasmine Jacob of the University of Pretoria's Greenline Student Society.
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...
Satellites to aid in the fight against malaria
Posted on July 20, 2015
Research activities between the UP CSMC and French partners will focus on the expansion of predictive malaria-risk maps to investigate the impacts of climate variability and changes on the occurrence and intensity of malaria epidemics.
UP CSMC and French space agency join forces in the fight against malaria
Posted on July 09, 2015
The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) and the French Embassy in Pretoria co-hosted a workshop to explore the potential of a joint research programme using remote sensing.
Saving our planet through research and scholarship
Posted on June 10, 2015
The various faculties at UP are making waves in their efforts in the field of conservation and are committed to promoting practices that make more sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources.
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.
Eskom and Sasol invest in atmospheric research at the University of Pretoria
Posted on February 25, 2015
The University of Pretoria (UP), with support from Eskom and Sasol, recently launched the Laboratory for Atmospheric Studies (LAS).
Meteorology students and staff present at the conference of the Society of Atmospheric Science (SASAS)
Posted on February 10, 2015
The 29th annual SASAS (http://www.sasas.org.za/) conference was held in Durban on the 26th and 27th of September 2013. Five B.Sc (Hons) Meteorology students and 2 staff members attended the conference and presented the following papers.
Foraging the Forest for a Valley Breeze: Meteorology Hons Field Experiment
Posted on February 10, 2015
The 2015 Meteorology Honours class conducted a field experiment.
GGM Open Day competition
Posted on May 31, 2012
On Saturday, 19 May 2012, during the University of Pretoria