The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) has announced the winner of the Kenya Space Agency research grant for the FY 2021/2022. This award stems from the research chair programme. KSA set aside Ksh 10 million (USD 89,245) for the award of Research Chairs (RC) for FY 2021/2022. The RCs were for 3U Nanosatellite Model Development, Land Cover Data Collection Application Development and Small-scale Crop Mapping Application using Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML).
The Geospatial Engineering Students’ Association and the Department of Geospatial and Space Technology, in partnership with SpaceTech GeoConsultants, has organized the GIS week (15th -17th November) whose culmination is the Annual GIS Day on 17th November. This years’ theme is “Role of GIS in Enhancing Food Security and Climate Resilience”. GIS week presents a series of planned activities as outlined below;
• Workshops & Trainings
• Keynote speech
• Presentations on the topic
• Panel discussions
Deformation monitoring is the systematic and comprehensive measurement and tracking of the alteration in the shape and the dimensions of a civil engineering structure such as a bridge, dam and/or building; for this case Athi River Bridge deformation which may be induced by applied loads of vehicles on transit and pedestrian use of the bridge. Such monitoring is important since data acquired can aid in further computation, deformation analysis and predictive maintenance by the relevant authorities.
The Geospatial Engineering students carried out a route survey of part of Kibwezi Kitui road.
Route survey typically serves earth works such as road construction, pipelines, oil and gas and other corridors and other engineering works.
Some of the outputs for these surveys include profiles, cross sections, road traverses, and route topographic maps.
Geospatial Engineering Camp is a mandatory exercise that the students undertaking Bsc Geospatial Engineering have to fulfill before graduating.One of the task is the static GNSS obsevation for establishing control of the existing major Network consisting of atleast four points;Camp,DWA,KALUNGU,KILAWA and Mbusyani.
This particular task was performed on the third day of the camp 7th of July 2021; the geographical coverage was a considerably large area with the control points located in considerably far apart, as long as 30 kilometers.
The Department of Geospatial and Space Technology, University of Nairobi held the Final 5th Year Project Presentation on Wednesday 14 June, 2021. Students were given five minutes each, to orally defend their theses. This is a requirement of the University in partial fulfillment of the award of Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Engineering. It is an examination where a panel of examiners interact with the students through listening, and question & answer basis for each of the students. There were three panels of examiners, and three groups of sixteen students for each panel.
The team commenced on the NaSPUoN project in October, holding the kick-off meeting on 6th October 2020. The team has been holding weekly meetings since then, except for the Christmas period (17th Dec to 5th Jan) and the end of semester examinations period (13th Feb to 28th Feb 2021). Since the beginning of the project, the meetings have been held virtually since the students had been working from home. However, from March the students had begun hands-on work in the laboratory at UoN.
The Commission on Research Methods in Geography of the International Geographic Union is an active group of geographers that was established in 2020 to promote an international dialogue on research methods as a vital tool for advancing geographic knowledge and research practices across different regions, countries and traditions. The Commission seeks to facilitate a critical and constructive dialogue about established and emerging geographical concepts, approaches and research methods.