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Confirmed Workshops:

Andrej Mocica – Liscad – Workshop on Software
An insightful look at LISCAD Software and all it has to offer

Barend Bornman – Workshop on TLS Live on Software
A live demo on Leica TLS Software using various reality capture hardware platforms

Pieter Otto – Workshop on GIS Data Workflow
Easy workflow from office to field to office using Leica Zeno

Precision Airborne Mapping using Unmanned Integrated LiDAR/Imaging Systems
Professional Grade LiDAR systems are currently being used onboard unmanned aerial systems for high precision mapping applications. This 1.5-hr workshop is intended for the unmanned airborne LiDAR user community including mapping professionals, land surveyors, managers, and decision makers to understand the underlying concepts of LiDAR from the technical and business perspective in the form of theory and practice using real data sets from around the world… The following will be covered –
• LiDAR and Camera Systems – The Concepts
• Georeferencing using GNSS /Inertial – The Concepts
• Mapping Frames of Reference – The Concepts
• Mapping Products and Accuracy Implications
• Quality Control and Best Practices

Johan Erasmus – Workshop on Processing UAV Data and What Pit Falls to Look At
Processing UAV Data & What pit falls to look at

Victoria Rautenbach, Senior Lecturer: University of Pretoria & Serena Coetzee, Director: University of Pretoria
OpenStreetMap Mapathon
A mapathon (literally “map marathon”) is a collaborative effort of collecting map data in places where there is no open geospatial data or where it is scarce. During the workshop, attendees will participate in a mapathon to contribute data to OpenStreetMap (an openly-licensed geospatial database created and edited by volunteers) . Data will be contributed to a specific area of South Africa to improve coverage. Attendees will have to bring their own laptop and mouse (it is difficult to digitize with a touchpad). Internet access is required.

Serena Coetzee, Director: University of Pretoria; Chair: CSI Subcommittee on Education and Training and Maroale Chauke, Director: National Spatial Information Framework (NSIF) CSI Secretariat
South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI) – Recent developments and guidance for compliance
The Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Act (No 54 of 2003) came into operation in April 2006 and May 2015. The Act established the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI), the Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) and the Electronic Metadata Catalogue (EMC). Section 5 of the SDI Act establishes the CSI as the statutory body to advise the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Director General and any organ of state dealing with geographic information on any matter the CSI considers necessary or expedient for achieving the objectives of SASDI. Since the first meetings of the CSI in 2010, progress has been made with the publication of several policies, e.g. the CSI policy on pricing of spatial information products and services and the CSI policy on custodianship. SASDI regulations in terms of the Act and took effect in November 2017. Currently, a number of amendments to the Act are being considered.

Teboho Maphakisa | Professional Land Surveyor | PLS – 1322 |Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information| Cape Town|
Training workshop on Social Media, Big-Data and Geo-location (for more information click here)
Description: Social media and demography have been geospatially data-driven disciplines since birth. Data collection and the development of formal digital methods have sustained most of the major advances in our understanding of trends and population processes.

Serena Coetzee, Director: Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria
Chair: ICA Commission on SDI & Standards – Collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping – Challenges and opportunities (for more information click here)
Two Commissions of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), namely the Commission on SDI & Standards, and the Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management, are planning a joint pre-conference workshop on collaborative custodianship and collaborative cloud mapping, to be held on 14-15 September 2018 at the University of Pretoria. Collaborative custodianship refers to an arrangement where a number of custodians collaborate to produce a national SDI dataset, e.g. local authorities contributing address or street data to a national SDI dataset. Collaborative cloud mapping allows for ubiquitous convenient on-demand configured and tailor-made mapping with shared resources between various entities collaborating on a specific initiative such as an SDI or for disaster management. The pre-conference workshop will introduce attendees to collaborative custodianship and collaborative cloud mapping through presentations demonstrations and case studies. Subsequently, challenges and opportunities for implementing collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping will be explored in discussions and work sessions.


Workshops: Branded – ZAR 15 000

In addition to exciting technical symposia, tutorials, industry panels and exhibitions, AfricaGEO 2018 will feature a series of workshops and invites the submission of workshop proposals. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics not specifically covered in the main symposia. Workshops should highlight current topics related to technical and business issues, and should include either and or regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Each workshop proposal (maximum 2 pages) must include (please follow the following order in your proposal):

  • Title of the workshop
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
  • Scope and topics of the workshop (max 1 page)
  • Rationale (max 1 page)
    1. Why is the topic current and important?
    2. Why the workshop may attract a significant number of submissions of good quality?
    3. Why the workshop may attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors?
    4. Why the workshop differs from others; i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic?
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 100 words)
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  • Planned format of the workshop, including
    • Duration of the workshop: and tentative schedule
    • Preferred day of workshop:
    • Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan
  • Workshop potential website address (if available)
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, etc. If a similar workshop has been organized at recent events, please state whether your proposed workshop is similar or different.

Proposals that address exciting topics in creative formats that generate lively interactions among participants are highly encouraged. Examples include facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions across academicians, practitioners and policy makers leading to high impact and transformative research.

Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposal submissions should be submitted as a single PDF file online to lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za

Workshop Proposal Deadline: 11 March 2018

Workshop notification: 31 March 2018

Workshops: Academic – No Charge

In addition to exciting technical symposia, tutorials, industry panels and exhibitions, AfricaGEO 2018 will feature a series of academic workshops and invites the submission of workshop proposals. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics not specifically covered in the main symposia. Workshops should highlight current topics, and should include either and or regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Each workshop proposal (maximum 2 pages) must include (please follow the following order in your proposal):

  • Title of the workshop
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
  • Scope and topics of the workshop (max 1 page)
  • Rationale (max 1 page)
    1. Why is the topic current and important?
    2. Why the workshop may attract a significant number of submissions of good quality?
    3. Why the workshop may attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors?
    4. Why the workshop differs from others; i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic?
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 100 words)
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  • Planned format of the workshop, including
    • Duration of the workshop: and tentative schedule
    • Preferred day of workshop:
    • Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan
  • Workshop potential website address (if available)
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, etc. If a similar workshop has been organized at recent events, please state whether your proposed workshop is similar or different.

Proposals that address exciting topics in creative formats that generate lively interactions among participants are highly encouraged. Examples include facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions across academicians, practitioners and policy makers leading to high impact and transformative research.

Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposal submissions should be submitted as a single PDF file online to lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za

Workshop Proposal Deadline: 11 March 2018

Workshop notification: 31 March 2018