Half-Price Special Offer: Empowering 100 Young Kenyans in Geomatics and Infrastructure Studies

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Half-Price Special Offer: Empowering 100 Young Kenyans in Geomatics and Infrastructure Studies

Technology evolves but principles remain timeless. So is the case in the interdisciplinary field of Geomatics.

Geomatics is rich in the applied science and technologies needed to extract value from geographic (big) data to direct accurate and precise implementation of infrastructure projects and further inform strategy, policy, and planning.

We need Geomatics to generate location-based data, survey and map features over time, and analyse and model the data for sharing as visual maps that empower sound decision making in various multistakeholder settings.

The 2010 Constitution of the Republic of Kenya requires that every County should have a GIS Lab, making the creation of a critical mass of young and competent Geomatics professionals a necessity for organised spatial developments and location-based business intelligence.

We need to build a critical mass of young Geomatics professionals, hence the timely campaign to empower them with modern, locally relevant, practice-based, and solution-oriented reading material.

Consequently, there is an ongoing book drive on “Empowering 100 Young Kenyans in Geomatics”, with 50% already settled off the Amazon price for the new book entitled Project Design for Geomatics Engineers and Surveyors, 2nd edition, so that you pay only half the price (limited offer).

To qualify, you must be a young Kenyan (20-35) studying or working in the areas of #Surveying#geomaticsengineering#GIS#civilengineering#constructionindustry#spatialplannining#builtenvironment. Once the few copies remaining are exhausted, the normal pricing will apply, so get in touch.

Why Geomatics?

Are you a youth fascinated with satellite-based navigation and imaging technologies such as GPS and Earth Observation satellites – Kenya’s Taifa-1 Nanosatellite included, as well as the use of aircraft and drones in surveying and mapping, or even the application of 3D laser scanning to generate Big Data for planning, design, construction, and monitoring mining, engineering, and construction projects? If so, you are destined to be in the good company of Geomatics professionals and researchers. Luminary Kenyans in Geomatics include Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng, EBS, FREng (Imperial College London) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Francis Aduol (Technical University of Kenya). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) falls within the sphere of Geomatics.

Geomatics experts tackle the capture, processing, analysis, management, modelling, visualisation, and dissemination of spatial data and information for decision support. These geo-experts execute the accurate and precise surveys and mapping required to provide the metrics essential to demarcating boundaries to administer land and property rights as well as informing the planning, design, construction, management and monitoring of engineering infrastructure and public facilities such as roads, seaports, airports, tunnels, buildings, dams, mining environments, irrigation and drainage structures, electricity supply lines, and the like.

What’s in the Trending Geomatics Book?

Check out the new #Geomatics book on Amazon or get a ready hardcover copy in #Kenya/East Africa – delivered same day if you so prefer. The Founder of Impact Borderless Digital is a co-author with Clement Ogaja and Derrick Koome.

In 12 chapters, the new book addresses the gap between theory and practice with locally relevant examples drawn from projects in Kenya/Africa. International best-practice cases have been cited from Australia, the USA, and Europe, among others. The book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is a must-have reference for industry professionals and professors keen on remaining productive and relevant with the rapidly evolving arc of geomatics engineering and surveying practice.

The book features engaging examples and solutions that demystify the otherwise complex topics in Geomatics, such as Survey Adjustments, Engineering and Mining Surveys, Designing and Estimating Project Costs in 5D perspectives – including how to innovatively apply differential calculus to save on infrastructure development costs, and GIS applications while working with data from various sources: ground, airborne/UAV, spaceborne/GNSS/satellite imagery, etc.

Be on the lookout for more updates as the book becomes better and more extensive in coverage with subsequent editions. LiDAR, hydrographic surveys, and building surveys are among the contents that will be given more emphasis in the subsequent editions.