FIG Peer Review Journal


Integration of Geographic Information System in Planning and Management of Industrial Developments in Nigeria (3749)

Chijioke Eze (Nigeria)
Dr. Chijioke G. Eze
Senior Lecturer
Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics
Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies
Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering
Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies,
Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering,
Corresponding author Dr. Chijioke G. Eze (email: chijiokeze[at], tel.: +234-8051381800; +234-8036520878)

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Published on the web 2010-01-14
Received 2009-11-19 / Accepted 2010-01-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Congress 2010
ISBN 978-87-90907-87-7 ISSN 2308-3441


The expanding human needs and organized private sector participation in industrial activities are placing ever-increasing pressures on available resources and creating competitions. Thus the need for relevant industrial data for well informed decisions at all times. Geographic Information System (GIS) could furnish the entrepreneurs with needed information on the feasibility and viability of industrial projects, and also guide in the location or relocation based on production factors. Database containing information on industrial distribution and types in a particular area (site) were modeled, so as to furnish up-to-date and reliable data on its location. This was produced visually in form of special (thematic) maps based on the geographic area of Nigeria using appropriate GIS tools. Geo-statistical tools were on-hand to complement analysis and enable points to be uniquely related as required. Several industrial sectors were examined, with a view to ascertaining GIS roles that were either not utilized or under-utilized, and by using GIS as a tool for data analysis. In doing this, various forms of data acquisition systems in terms of data structures and modeling were examined. Contemporary GIS packages (software) and types of their user’s interface were also investigated. The paper provides conceptual and methodological guidance for integrating industrial developments knowledge with geo-spatial technologies.
Keywords: Geoinformation/GI; Spatial planning; industrial development; GIS; database structure; location; users interface