Group makes case for geospatial data infrastructure
Geoinformation Society of Nigeria (GEOSON) has advocated basic policy and legal framework for the implementation of the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure for sustainable development.
This was a resolution at the recent conference and general assembly of GEOSON in Abuja themed ‘Geospatial Technologies for National Development’.
It drew participants from various geoinformation disciplines as well as emerging technologies for the effective utilisation of geoinformation to develop the country.
At the conference, various technical papers focusing on solutions to security, environment and mapping issues were discussed.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the conference, some of the resolutions reached include the need for the revival of the national geospatial data infrastructure backed by law and funding, and the introduction of a degree in geoinformation science in Nigerian universities.
The employment of geoinformation professionals in local and foreign organisations, to encourage the proliferation of geoinformation scientists in relevant sectors, was also suggested.