Experts explore deploying geospatial technology to mitigate climate change

Experts explore deploying geospatial technology to mitigate climate change

Built environment experts are advocating for the deployment of geospatial technologies to ensure climate change mitigation, with applications that will not only enhance service delivery in government agencies and transform the sector. , stressed that it will also enable the integration of real-time monitoring and evaluation of domestic projects.

Experts speaking at a forum on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) held in Abuja by Jamitan Tech in partnership with US company Esri said that innovative and technologically advanced geospatial analytics will enable governments to He pointed out that it will be possible to carry out mapping and surveying using drones.

GIS expert Joseph Aro explains that the deployment of geospatial technology in response to the climate crisis represents a pivotal evolution in information processing. “It’s a sophisticated tool that allows us to understand details that don’t exist.”

Mr. Isa Jaro, who spoke on “Application of GIS to Land in Public Administration” at FCT, clarified that the process of recording and disseminating information on the ownership, value and use of land and related resources is part of land management. did.

According to Jalo, this depends on the availability of land information systems such as land rights and attributes. Research, detailed documentation and information on the land market.

Another speaker, Emmanuel Avula from the Nigerian Communications Commission, said they had begun adopting the use of geo-enabled smart forms for verification exercises, adding: “This allows field personnel to access data without using paper forms. We will be able to collect it,” he added.

“Applications of geospatial technologies are helping to collect, process, manage, analyze, and deliver processed data to customers. This allows us to generate data for both interdepartmental and interagency use. The capacity of the Commission has been strengthened, directly or indirectly.”

He said the technology not only reduced project turnaround time and improved data accuracy and quality, but also provided a quick and reliable data analysis tool for managing government resources across the department’s departments. I emphasized.

“We are changing the way we process data by moving from static graphs, maps, and tables to more dynamic tools such as dashboards that users can interact with and derive insights based on their needs. “We started a revolution,” he said.

Mr. Olawanle Akitan of Jamitan University of Technology stressed the need for innovation in secondary schools, colleges and universities to enable students to participate in promoting and collecting data in all sectors.

He said: “We want to help professionals in various government agencies understand how to use GIS. We are also working to help young people understand how to use GIS through our platform for disseminating information, the African Geoportal. We want to help them develop and share their data.”


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