Regulation Process of Drone/UAVs in Kenya

Regulation Process of Drone/UAVs in Kenya

In June 2018, Kenyan MPs refused to ratify & amend the UAVs regulations, 2017 raising concerns about their use and safety. Within Africa, it's only S. Africa and Rwanda who have allowed the use of drones for social and economic use.

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Trends in GIS Big Data & Cloud Computing

Trends in GIS Big Data & Cloud Computing

According to Wikipedia, Cloud computing is shared pools of configurable computer system resources and higher-level web services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the internet infrastructure.

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Geo-Technology in Construction Industry

Geo-Technology in Construction Industry

The Geospatial technology has a wide range of applications in construction industry. Latest and state-of-the-art equipment such as robotic total stations, scan stations and RTK-based drones are some of the tools in Geo world.

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Surveying; Field as Old as Time

Believe it or not surveying is a field that has been around since time immemorial. Since the early days, Egyptians used these techniques in the building of pyramids. Due to this notion, it is considered as a field as old as time. However, over the years we have seen a great deal of transformation as

AGENT BASED MODELLING (GEO-SIMULATION)

In a simpler definition, Agent Based Modelling (ABM) is a technique that refers to a set of agents that are created to be autonomous in decision making. As a result, the complexity of the phenomenon that one is trying to simulate arises from the interactions of these agents. In spatial science an agent is defined

Pandemic of the 21st Century

Zaire ebolavirus, this is the scientific name of a virus that brought a lot of havoc in West Africa in the year 2014. Declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola claimed the lives of close to over 11,000 people. The first victim of this bizarre illness was an 18-month year old

Web Mapping Explained

In the past decade, there has been an increased rise in the use of maps in the internet thus giving rise to the term web mapping. The one that revolutionized it all was Google Maps. Consequently, this staged a great migration from the creation of static maps to full blown interactive maps with diverse applications.

Fog computing

As an extension of cloud computing, fog computing encompasses the services offered by the cloud to edge devices. It is sought out as an improvement of efficiency and reduction of time required to transport data to the cloud. It possesses low latency in terms of networking and thus increasing responsiveness of the system. The major

Deep Learning

From a previous post we ventured into the world of Artificial Intelligence and its application in the Geospatial world. Here, we indulged into a world of algorithms that use data available, learn from the data and simulate solutions to problems. The idea of neural networks has been there for a while, however what has made

FIFTH GENERATION NETWORK

Brief history There has been a lot of buzz about the 5G network lately. The fifth generation cellular network is a successor of the 4G network. It is based on the principle of unifying all types of computing into a global infrastructure. In the past decades, there has been a variety of cellular networks from

Forest 2020

Forest 2020 is an investment initiative by the United Kingdom Space Agency aimed at aiding its partner countries in the management, protection and restoration of close to 300 million hectares of tropical forests with an aim of combating climate change. Unlike water which cover 70% of the earth’s surface, forests cover about 30% yet they