The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and technology for the benefit of South African society.

Remote Sensing Workshop to KZN COGTA

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SANSA conducted a two day training workshop on "Introduction to Remote Sensing" at the Durban offices of the KwaZulu Natal Cooperative Governance Traditional Affairs (COGTA) on the 20-21 October 2016.

The workshop was attended by eighteen participants from Durban and Pietermaritzburg COGTA offices. The workshop was part of SANSA's initiative to build capacity and develop geo-informatics and remote sensing skills within Government departments.

The COGTA informatics department is one of the recipients of the annual national SPOT imagery mosaic product developed by SANSA. The knowledge acquired at the workshop will help the participants to make the most of satellite data in addition to the widely used backdrop application.

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Natural Wonders of South Africa 4 – Blyde River Canyon

SPOT6 image acquired 2015-04-30 showing the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa’s only true canyon. The canyon follows the Blyde River as it cuts through the massive escarpment and plummets over 1000-metres from the highlands of the Drakensberg to the Lowveld below. The dramatic landscape draws countless visitors each year.

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Produced at SANSA Earth Observation. SPOT 6 Copyright © 2013. All rights reserved.

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