Month: September 2016

The Geo-Interview 2016 Series : Dr. Kenneth Mubea

The Geo-Interview 2016 Series : Dr. Kenneth Mubea

Interviews
Lets start with something basic.Tell us about yourself? Dr. Mubea’s background is in Geomatic engineering, GIS and Remote Sensing. He has work experience as a professional trainer and expert in geospatial applications. He holds a PhD in remote sensing and GIS from University of Bonn, Germany. (more…)
RASTER DATA: The Python developers’ playing ground

RASTER DATA: The Python developers’ playing ground

Data, Learning GIS, Opensource, Tutorial
In your Geospatial python scripting endeavors, you are more than likely to manipulate various GIS raster data formats. Basically raster data is a combination of valued cells organized in rows and columns. It is this difference in resolution compared to other digital images that allows Python to exploit information that is very important in analysis of raster images. For example, the various bands of a multi-band image vary in wavelength which gives a developer the ability to extract very meaningful information. Scientific computation algorithms have now matured enough to process all GIS raster data formats that are currently available. Below are the raster data formats that you can process using Python programming language: TIFF (GeoTIFF) TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Form...
Visualizing data in Python (An overview)

Visualizing data in Python (An overview)

Applications, Data, GeoIT, Integrations, Opensource, Tutorial
Today, companies are producing huge amounts of data in terms of volumes in their offices and work places.This has led to large files in data stores or even more server space to store this data.Compared to traditional ways or days, where data was collected and then pre-processed, data nowadays is ready for use into different areas making work easier and faster.This has been made possible by algorithms running in some servers somewhere or offices like yours or mine e.g. Google Servers or Social Media sites like Facebook. Implementing these techniques of machine learning, enhancing insights and developing better knowledge base has led to the great technology era we are experiencing at the moment. As evident at Mastering Python data visualization , accurate and correct data leads to better inf...
The Geo-Interview 2016 Series: Prof. David Kuria…we talk NLIMS

The Geo-Interview 2016 Series: Prof. David Kuria…we talk NLIMS

Interviews
In our community's new product "The Geo-Interview" we present the thoughts and views of our 2016 interviewees who agreed to graciously submit their responses to our tailored questionnaire. It's always a blessing to have a chat with these guys and so we decide to kindly put you in the loop via our community here. Today, we introduce you to this intriguing series with an exclusive interview with the NLIMS Director Prof. David Kuria. We talked everything regarding NLIMS, the strategies in place, the worked done so far and how long we'll have to wait to get the NLIMS working which happens to be shorter that you might have thought, NLIMS is here!      Prof David Kuria is an Associate Professor at DEDAN KIMATHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (DeKUT). Presently the Director Na
Actualizing the standardization of LIMS in developing Africa

Actualizing the standardization of LIMS in developing Africa

Applications, Case Studies, Data, Industry, Integrations
Many steps have been made in several countries to develop standards in land administration by building land information managements systems that can be use to streamline the provision of services in this sector. These are considered to be very noble courses majorly due to the fact that land is the major factor in these economies and everything is reliant of how land is managed from enterprising, agribusiness, political stability, poverty alleviation among another important thing to better human life. In all the cases where rapid change plans have been made in land administration systems, more often these advancements have been made for one purpose, to counter corruption in the land transactions. And yet, no major improvements have been noted with how the environment where these systems ...
QGIS misbehaves with csv, txt occasionally!

QGIS misbehaves with csv, txt occasionally!

Data, General, Opensource, QGIS
Nicholas Duggan in his article in XYHT magazine describes an epiphany that can only be described as the "devil in the detail" of his experience while attempting to do what most of us would naturally do, the least place you'd want to look. I'm sure you've once or twice found it easy to just drag that .shp or any other file into QGIS Map Canvas and went on with your work like usual. Well, maybe you'll have to think twice about that shortcut next time you have a .csv or .txt file to open in QGIS; this is what will happen to you. Read through Duggans article on his experience with this...just to give you a heads up Duggan was demonstrating to QGIS new users then things didn't go so well. Content Link http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/problem-qgis-csv-files/ Nicholas Duggan writes on GIs in

GIS Conferences in Africa 2017

Conferences, Events, Seminars
The list comprises of GIS conferences in Africa in 2017. Conferences can be submitted to conferences@74.220.219.141 for listing on this page. GIS events that are not necessarily conferences can be submitted through events@74.220.219.141 for listing on this page too. Check out on the list and mark your calendars; For listing, email us at info@74.220.219.141 .