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Spatial Analytics Laboratory (SALY)

Launched in June 2022 under the SARCHI chair in the School of Architecture and Planning, the Spatial Analytics Laboratory (SALY) fosters research and collaboration on a national and international level, with a particular focus on the use of spatial data and digital technologies.


Dr Mncedisi ‘MC’ Siteleki | 


Past Events

GIS Day in the School of Architecture and Planning

On the 17th of October 2023, Dr. M Siteleki hosted the inaugural GIS Day in the School of Architecture and Planning. GIS Day is an annual global event that commemorates GIS-based technologies and their diverse applications across various disciplines. The Wits GIS Day provided students with a platform for career development and, importantly, facilitated networking opportunities with professionals from academia, government, and the private sector. The following professionals were in attendance:

  • Chantel Ludick [Geo-Information Scientist, CSIR]
  • Maringa Tirhani Lucky [Senior GIS Specialist, Stats SA]
  • Samkelisiwe Khanyile [Researcher, GCRO]
  • Nompilo Mbokazi [GIS Consultant, GCS Water & Environmental Consultants]
  • Khanya Ntleki [GIS Projects Manager, City of Johannesburg]
  • Eneth Malomane [Geospatial Technician, Woolpert Africa]

The event not only provided students with valuable insights into career opportunities but also established a platform for ongoing engagement between the academic community and professionals from diverse sectors. This successful gathering exemplifies the commitment to advancing knowledge and practical applications in the dynamic field of GIS.

  • MASc Global Urbanism Residential Visit with University College London (UCL), Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) and Wits University, 29 April – 14 May 2023
  • GIS day: Geo-Innovation in Focus, October/June 2023
  • GIS Day attendees
  • GIS Day presentation
  • GIS Day presentation 2