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Continuing from the last post on 1000 applications of GIS in various industries. Industries 21 – 30:   21.  Environment GIS Applications 368. Environmental Impact Assessment – Measuring anticipated effects on the environment of a proposed development project 369. Site Remediation – Removing contamination from a plot of land detailing risk exposure and an overview with maps. 370. Fire Growth Simulation – Extinguishing fires faster by understand how they grow in discrete steps bringing together wind, weather and fuel for the fire. (FireScience BehavePlus) 371. Surface Water Flow – Characterizing water flow to be identified as high consequence for oil […]

1000 Applications of GIS – Check how GIS is being ...


GIS Researchers in Africa Conference (Abuja, 2017)   Theme: Geospatial Systems for Apps Development and Research in Africa   Conference Date: 23rd – 24th November, 2017 Venue: BON Hotel Stratton, Bola Ige Close, Asokoro, Abuja – Nigeria   Important Dates: Abstract submission deadline: 4th September, 2017 Abstract acceptance notification: 18th September, 2017 Full paper submission deadline: 3rd October, 2017 Camera Ready: 10th November, 2017   Conference Fees: Early bird Registration (Until 1st September, 2017): Full Registration: N25, 000 ($79) Students with ID Card: N15, 000 ($32)   Late Registration (Until 7th November, 2017): Full Registration: N35,000 ($112) Students with ID […]

Event: GIS Researchers in Africa Conference, 2017


The Nigerian Association of Hydrological Sciences International Conference (Abuja 2017)   Theme: Hydrology and Water Resources Development   Conference Date: 17th – 20th October, 2017 Venue: Faculty of Management Sciences Lecture Theater, University of Abuja Main Campus, Along Airport Road, Abuja – Nigeria.   Lead Paper Presenter: Professor Emeritus Lekan Oyebande (Emeritus Professor of Hydrology, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State)     Important Dates: Full paper submission deadline: 6th July, 2017 Notification of Acceptance: 14th August, 2017 Final Submission of Accepted Papers: 31st August, 2017 Arrival and Registration: 17th October, 2017 Opening Ceremony: 18th October, 2017 (Time: 10.00 […]

Event: Nigerian Association of Hydrological Sciences International Conference, 2017



The Young Surveyors Network (YSN) South East Zone In collaboration with Geospatial Nigeria Forum Presents A 3 day conference and practical workshop on Concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing in Professional Development and Entrepreneurship   Date: August 1st -3rd, 2017 Time: 9 am prompt Venue: Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) Secretariat Building; Secretariat layout behind SUBEB, off Port Harcourt Road, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria   Workshop fee: N5,000   Payment Details: Account Number: 1014379296 Account Name: Young Surveyors Network (YSN) Bank Name: Zenith Bank.   After payment, Click Here to register with your teller number or transaction reference number   […]

Event: The Young Surveyors Network (YSN) South East Zone & ...


The Nigerian Army Institute Of Technology And Environmental Studies (NAITES)  Presents Drone training programs in: Course & Fee Drone Piloting and mapping applications: N120,000 Drone piloting and security applications: N100,000 Drone piloting and cinematography: N75,000   Venue: NAITES Markurdi, Benue State Date: 3rd – 7th July, 2017 Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm   Extra: Lunch and Light Refreshment Included     Interested in this Training Course? Apply Here   For further information, download the flyer or contact: Elison Christopher Kunini on 08187879155   Don’t miss it!!!  

Event: The Nigerian Army Institute Of Technology And Environmental Studies ...


The Nigerian Cartographic Association (NCA) 38 Annual National Conference, AGM and Workshop (Edo 2017)   Theme: Geoinformation, A Panacea For Socio-Economic Diversification And Environmental Management.   Conference Date: 6th – 10th November, 2017 Venue: Ambrose Ali Campus, Ekpoma , Edo State, Nigeria   Important Dates: Call for Abstract: 1st June – 31st July, 2017 Abstract acceptance notification: August 1st Full paper submission: August 1st – August 15th Reviewers decision notification: September 15th Submission of revised paper deadline: September 30th   Conference Fees: Early bird Registration (Recommended): N20,000($60) Registration at Venue: N20,000 ($60) None/Intending Members: N25,000 ($75) Students (with valid id […]

Event: Nigerian Cartographic Association (NCA) 38 Annual National Conference, AGM ...



International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Kano, Nigeria In collaboration with Center for Dryland Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano Presents An International Workshop on Application of Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) In Agriculture.   Date: 10th – 15th july, 2017 Time: 9am – 5pm daily Venue: Center for Dryland Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano.   For more information, contact the hosts. The workshop promises to be knowledge filled. Don’t miss it!!!  

Event: International Workshop on Application of Remote Sensing & Geographic ...


Fungus specifically targets mosquitoes, is safe for humans and other insects Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite have become resistant to traditional chemical insecticides, complicating efforts to fight the disease. A new study from the University of Maryland and colleagues from Burkina Faso, China and Australia suggests that a mosquito-killing fungus genetically engineered to produce spider and scorpion toxins could serve as a highly effective biological control mechanism to fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The fungus […]

Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help ...


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), on Thursday, 8th June donated some weather forecast equipment to the University of Abuja to upgrade its weather station in Gwagwalada. Prof. Sani Abarshi, Director-General, NiMet, disclosed this while inspecting and donating meteorological facilities to Department of Geography of the institution in Gwagwalada. He said that NiMet would upgrade the institution into national observatory station just like others across the nation. Inspecting meteorology station, GIS lab, Earth thermometer and rain gauge at the department, Abarshi said the need to increase the existing weather stations informed the decision to establish one in Gwagwalada. “At every reasonable […]

NiMET donates weather forecast equipment to UniAbuja



To ensure that the oil producing environment in Nigeria is free of pollution from toxins and free radicals emitted by the oil companies, a Danish oil firm, DESMI, has mapped out strategies to bring emergency response solutions to the country. DESMI, which is working in partnership with its firms in Nigeria, Samdus Oil and Gas and Axflo Oil and Gas, manufactures equipment that is used to cleanse pollution from water. Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos during the weekend, Managing Director, DESMI Africa Limited, Leslie Andrews, noted that the company has partnered Samdus Oil and Gas and Axflo Oil […]

Danish firm, DESMI, partners Nigeria on oil pollution cleaning