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The legacy of ISK, and my dream for Geospatial Society of Kenya

The legacy of ISK, and my dream for Geospatial Society of Kenya

General
This piece has taken quite a while for me to finish in fact it clogged my pipeline as I battled with part of me wishing to stay true to me self a lateral thinker or to do the logical thing and stay politically correct. Normally, I'd be more vigorous and thorough on how I present my arguments.However, as I intended to appeal to the rational sense of everyone, I'll make it a little soft and convincing. You are well allowed to comment, dispute some facts presented here. Let's get right in... (2-May-17 Edited to add headings for readability and to correct external links) Let's start from where we are as an industry... Early this year, the Geospatial Media Communications released the Global Geospatial Outlook report that ranked 50 selected countries in terms of geospatial readiness. In ...
Dr. Faith Karanja:  Problem solving approach by academia would largely endear them to the industry

Dr. Faith Karanja: Problem solving approach by academia would largely endear them to the industry

Interviews
Qn: Dr. Faith, you are an academician of high standing. What were your steps to becoming the accomplished scholar you are in this field? My steps involved first enrolling for my first degree program, and then I did a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, followed by a Master’s Degree all from the University of Nairobi. Thereafter I enrolled for a PhD program in Germany. This was meant to equip me with the necessary knowledge and skills in the field of Geo-information. In addition, I have been involved in consultancies, research and networks that have helped me grow in knowledge and skills in the field of Geo-information which is highly dynamic. I have also been an active member in the professional association namely Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, where I chair one of the Chapter
YSN launches the Jadili Initiative

YSN launches the Jadili Initiative

Events, General, Industry, News
The Young Surveyors Network has launched the Jadili initiative, an initiative meant to enhance innovation and participation of the young surveyors in ISK. The initiative will focus on organizing talks and meetings every two months to foster growth among the professionals and also discuss on important matters in different topics. The first meeting is will be held on 24th February as indicated below. The Jadili initiative comes at a time when the need for achievable solutions to problems in the survey industry are required than ever. In order to grow the profession, dialogue between different parties and players in the industry is required.