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Confirmed Workshops:

Michael Bachinski – Mircosurvey
MicroSurvey software including MicroSurvey CAD, STAR*NET and FieldGenius workflow with all Leica sensors.

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

Mohamed Mostafa (Dr) – 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

Showcasing Hexagon Geospatial M.App Enterprise Technology in Census, mSCOA and Fire Risk Management.
A Smart Census Workshop was successfully held at HxGN LIVE 2018 in Las Vegas with approx. 80 attendees. Similar content will be showcased but in a much more condensed version and Geospace International all be available for further discussions. (click here for more info)

One Minute Data Manager with Luciad from Hexagon Geospatial
More sensors, more satellites, more point clouds, more data. Getting more value out of all this data is the biggest challenge that users and operations are currently facing. Hexagon Geospatial’s mission is to turn everyone into both a data manager and a data user. The time from sensor to user needs to be reduced and users need to be able to easily work with diverse data in operational systems. In this workshop, we’ll show how the Luciad portfolio is executing this mission through its zero/low preprocessing server solution, LuciadFusion, and its flexible application platforms. One minute is all a user needs to enable new data sources within his system. Whether it is imagery, point clouds or 3D city data, you can be in control of your data again! (click here for more info)

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
OpenStreetMap (OSM, https://www.openstreetmap.org) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Anyone can contribute to OSM, and thousands of people add to OSM every day. The Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) was established after the Haiti earthquake in 2010 when hundreds of volunteers world-wide created a detailed map of Haiti. Currently, HOT task manager is used by various organizations when responding to natural disasters, political crises and other destructive events, or projects designed to mitigate or plan for disaster risk or economic development. The response is often in the form of mapathons.
A mapathon (literally “map marathon”) is a collaborative effort, usually performed by groups of people who meet together (e.g. at a university or a company) aimed at collecting specific map data through remote mapping (typically for humanitarian purposes) in places where OpenStreetMap (OSM) data is scarce or non-existent. Learn more here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAcsCmvG2hs
During the workshop, attendees will participate in a mapathon to contribute data to OpenStreetMap. 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 – South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI) – Recent developments and guidance for compliance
The Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Act (No 54 of 2003) established the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure (SASDI), the Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) and the Electronic Metadata Catalogue (EMC). The Act applies to organs of state holding geographic information and to users of that geographic information, and transcends the terrestrial focus, to include the coastal and marine spheres.
This workshop will include presentations on recent SASDI developments in which the CSI and its subcommittees are involved, including recommendations on base datasets and custodians; a reference model for custodianship; and the publication of CSI policies, e.g. on custodianship and on pricing of spatial information products and services; SASDI regulations in terms of the SDI Act (No 54 of 2003), which took effect in November 2017; and the proposed amendments to the Act, which are currently under consideration. Following the presentations, a panel discussion will give the audience opportunity for questions. Delegates are invited to attend the workshop to get an update on the latest SASDI developments, and to pose their questions to the panel of CSI members.
The workshop is organized by Prof Serena Coetzee (University of Pretoria), Chair: CSI Subcommittee on Education and Training, and Ms Maroale Chauke, CSI Secretariat, National Spatial Information Framework (NSIF), Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

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. Click here to download the pdf with instructions for pre-conference and at-conference setup.

Serena Coetzee, Director: Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria – 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 hosting a pre-conference workshop on collaborative custodianship and collaborative cloud mapping. 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. Challenges and opportunities for implementing collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping will be explored in discussions and work sessions. In this workshop, the results of the pre-conference workshop will be presented, focusing on the challenges and opportunities identified during the pre-conference workshop. The workshop is organized by the Chairs of the respective ICA Commission: Prof Serena Coetzee (South Africa), Prof Franz-Josef Behr (Germany), Prof Peter Schmitz (South Africa) and Dr Markus Jobst (Austria).

Kelly Gaussen, Francois Stroh – The LMAP Initiative: Utilizing Esri GIS to store, manage, acquire, analyse and visualise your RIEGL LiDAR data. (for more information click here )
The advancement of Esri technology in the 3D and online world has closed the gap between GIS and 3D data. The LMAP (LiDAR Management and Analytical Processing) Initiative aims to utilize the very best GIS technology to create web-based applications for multiple LiDAR projects.
Store las files in the cloud or on your own server, as well as organise your projects and associated metadata in one easily accessible, easy to make, and completely customizable web application for in-house or client-side communication and data sharing.
The workshop will introduce the audience to the concept of LMAP and provide examples of how various RIEGL owners are using this initiative to increase their productivity, client feedback and in-house communication efficiency.


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