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Erastus Chege: “Surveying is a science and an art”

Erastus Chege: “Surveying is a science and an art”

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Chege is a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya. Currently serving in the ISK Council as the Chairman of the Young Surveyors Committee. Part of the team that launched the Young Surveyors Committee on June 30, 2016, as a vehicle through which issues of young surveyors are discussed and articulated. Chege currently works with Kenya Railways as an Assistant Land Surveyor.   Qn: So tell us about the Young Surveyor Network. What's the spirit of the group in brief? Ans: The Young Surveyors Network brings together ISK members who are below the age of 35. In its first 6 months, student members have been the most active as they have been the most available for YSN activities and events. The aim of YSN is to create a forum through which young surveyors, valuers, land ad
Geo-interview with Charity Mbaka

Geo-interview with Charity Mbaka

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Charity Mbaka is currently a student at JKUAT taking GIS. Charity is actively learning GIS programming especially WebGIS technologies. She's also an FX (special effects) artist for Mekan Games @MekanGames a local game development startup, founded by a team of students at JKUAT. Charity enjoys music (vocals and the trumpet) and food. @charity_mbaka Qn: What are some of the exciting projects you have worked on? What are you working on now? Ans: Working on Zunguka was a great opportunity for me. Zunguka is a navigation and information guide for institutions, taking JKUAT as a case study. This is purely a GIS System that we developed together with my two other friends and it won the JKUAT TEch Expo 2016 with enormous support. I have also worked on Craving Carrots, a video game where th
Pondi Brian: GIS “…is the present and the future…” from enhancing population health services to business services

Pondi Brian: GIS “…is the present and the future…” from enhancing population health services to business services

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Having graduated with BA Geography from Moi University majoring in GIS, currently I'm a RS/GIS Analyst/Python Developer at CIAT. I have purposed to mentor GIS students in Universites of Nairobi, JKUAT and Moi University on GIS, Remote Sensing and GIS Programming just after graduating in Sept 2016.  Apart from sitting in front of computers I have a Social life which I always keep private. I love Roller Skating as an outdoor activity and hanging out with kids. Find me on Linkedn @Pondi Brian and Facebook Qn: What inspired you to dive into GIS? PB: To be honest, it was a “good accident”, the then Joint Admission Board (JAB) gave me a Geography Degree course in Moi University, as opposed to Computer Science and Technology degrees which I applied for, after the introduction to GIS a

Interested in Esri EA training program for students? The Incredible Chelsea, Alex and Louisa tells us about it in the GeoInterview right here

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In this week GeoInterview, we'll be talking to a team of incredible ladies who recently presented some stunning GIS solutions developed over the period of their Esri EA training programme. They'll be telling us about their experience through the programme and how beneficial it can be to other students and recent graduates. So brace yourself to meet our interviewees... Our interviewees are Chelsea Lulu, Alexandra Mutungi and Louisa Masembe who went through the Esri Eastern Africa students training programme to equip them with skills on cutting edge technology in the GIS industry. Alexandra pursued a BSc in Environmental Science from Kabarak University and spent an earlier spell of her internship with Tsavo & Samburu National  Park where she discovered how essential GIS is in envir
The Geo-Interview 2016 Series : Dr. Kenneth Mubea

The Geo-Interview 2016 Series : Dr. Kenneth Mubea

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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…)