GAF is proud to present its solution to map and monitor mining activities of industrial scale down to small-scale and artisanal operations. MonFrEx (Monitoring Framework for Extractives) is an enabler for resource-rich developing countries in the governance of their oil, gas and mineral resources so they are used sustainably and transparently. To achieve this objective, the MonFrEx is the solution for mapping and monitoring of virtually any mining activity. For more details
GAF currently completed an ESA funded project to support the African Mineral Geoscience Initiative (AMGI). The World Bank initiated AMGI Project is a pan-African initiative for the collection, consolidation, interpretation and effective dissemination of national and regional geological, geochemical, geophysical and mineral resource data through a geo-portal. It intends to develop a complete Geological Data Catalogue for entire Africa in relation to mineral resources.
One objective of this project was to test new public available Sentinel data and other satellite data (optical, radar and DEM) to produce improved geological maps in various climate zones and geologic settings; the envisaged scale was 1 : 50.000 and 1 : 25.000.
GAF provided technical assistance and its know-how to design and to develop an operational Forest Information Management System (SIGEF). SIGEF will support the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) in forest administration and monitoring. The system is based on open source and is a complete refurbishment of the precursor pilot system. In addition, a server based central data management has been introduced that facilitates the actualisation and data access for the different users. SIGEF is complementing the Ministry’s system for traceability and legality verification required for the issuance of FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) licenses. As part of the technical assistance GAF has also provided training and capacity building to MEF.
GAF and partners successfully complete the first phase of the Project on "Earth Observation for Sustainable Development - Urban Development" and now are been awarded the contract for phase 2.
In phase 1 more than 200 geo-information products based on Earth observation for in total 16 Cities have been produced and have been provided to both users of the Multi-Lateral Development Banks and counterpart city authorities. In particular, all the products reached a high quality and overall accuracies to the full satisfaction of clients and users.
The Phase 2 will run for 2 years and will see a continuation of stakeholder engagement with the Banks and Cities in order to provide further high quality and high utility geo-spatial products for urban planning.
GAF concludes together with its partner Telespazio Ibérica very high resolution topographic mapping in the Democratic Republic of Congo
GAF has successfully delivered 84 000 sqkm of high quality topographic maps based on high resolution optical satellite data.
The maps follow the international standards and have passed independent quality checks.
They now serve as essential base information for the geological and mineral potential mapping.
A second phase contract of 49 000 sqkm additional mapping has now been awarded to GAF.
These topographic maps constitute an indispensable asset for all upcoming in-situ mining development activities under PROMINES (support to the mining sector project).
This project is funded and supervised by the World Bank, Washington.
GAF has presented its results on site in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Visit GAF AG at PDAC 2018 - the world’s leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral Exploration.
PDAC is the event of choice for the world’s mineral industry and takes place in Toronto, Canada between Sunday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
GAF presents its latest Consulting Services and Products for the Raw Materials Management. You can find us at the German Pavilion, booth #26.Find out more information on www.pdac.ca
ESA and GAF have extended their agreement about the provision of IRS data and DSMs as Third Party Mission (TPM) data to scientific users until end 2018 or until full consumption of the budget, whichever occurs first. Depending on the scientific relevance of their proposals, ESA will grant scientists free-of-charge access to IRS optical HR/MR satellite imagery and DSMs.
For more information contact GAF’s customer support: datagaf [dot] de.
In January 2018, GAF successfully established a Geological Data Management and Information system (GDMIS) for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy & Mining in Malawi.
GAF will be present on the Mining Indaba 2018 – Providing the Foundation for sustainable junior and major mining growth in Africa. The conference focusses on all public and private interests around mining, geology and environment. The GAF team consists of Dr. Tobias Wever (Dept. Head Mining&Geology), Dr. Peter Volk (GAF CEO), Mr. Thomas Weissmann (Head Mining Cadastre Systems). The Team will follow up on running and future mining sector projects throughout Africa and particularly on brandnew possibilities to exploit geo-information within a “digital mine” framework. More details and to link up: please contact Dr.
The Indian Cartosat-1 (IRS-P5) is currently the only operational optical stereoscopic satellite system in orbit. Its fixed mounted stereo camera is acquiring 2.5 m stereo data and is forming an ideal basis for digital surface models and resulting optical reference systems.GAF AG has developed in close co-operation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) a highly automated processing chain, and generated ortho-images and digital elevation models based on Cartosat-1 data for several millions of square kilometres for satisfied customers.The outstanding and unmatched Cartosat 1 coverage with up to 15 overlapping stereo pairs is the basis for a highly reliable product.
A perfectly homogenous 3D reference layer for Europe will be available in early 2018!