|Two companies, Cadastral Computing and Caddie, donated software worth about R300 000 to the geomatics division in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics|
The work of engineering students at UCT received a boost when two companies donated software worth about R300 000 to the geomatics division in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics.
Cadastral Computing and Caddie handed the software package to the representatives of the division on 14 April. The aim, the companies said, was to get their services closer to students.
The software will be used for contour, cadastral diagrams and draughting, enabling the students to perform all calculations and diagram generation in one package.
"Multiple software systems that are not locally supported often lead to clumsy filing," says Dr Julian Smit, head of the geomatics division.
These software tools will be used to prepare diagrams and plans to be submitted to the Survey General by graduates who want to register as professional land surveyors. When the companies first demonstrated their software systems a few weeks ago, UCT staffers asked that it be tailored to meet their needs. The software now includes additions that are tailored to the requirements of the geomatics division.
The system will also be updated annually "to stay on top of the technology".
|Handover: Waldo Minny of Cadastral Computing gives UCT's Dr Julian Smit a software package as Caddie's Derek Bretherton watches|
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