Introduction to the AARSE2016 Special Issue of the South African Journal of Geomatics

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South African Journal of Geomatics
The papers in this special issue of SAJG are derived from the 11th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment hosted in Uganda by Makerere University. The conference was held from the 24th to 28th October 2016 under the theme ‘Our Earth, Our Heritage: Harnessing Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa’, with a view of recognizing not only the past efforts related to resource management challenges, but also positioning to take care of the expected changes, owing to the post 2015 Global Development agenda. The conference attracted scholarship under the following sub themes: Space and earth observation technology for sustainable development goals (SDG’s), Disaster risk management and resilience, From climate change to climate risk management, Human capital development in geospatial science, Big Data and spatial data infrastructure utility and management, Africa space policy and strategy: Cost benefit of space technology, Geospatial science and technology for water and watershed management, Conflict management, human security and peace, Cities and demographic transitions, Geospatial technologies for Energy Management. From these presentations, selected high-quality papers were invited to develop and submit full papers to the SAJG for consideration in a special issue. These papers were subjected to the journal’s review process which involved a double blind peer-review and accepted papers are included in this special issue on successful address of raised concerns.
Introduction, AARSE2016, South African Journal of Geomatics
Gidudu, A., & Bamutaze, Y. (2018). Introduction to the AARSE2016 Special Issue of the South African Journal of Geomatics. South African Journal of Geomatics, 7(1).