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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


Partners Italy On Human Trafficking To enhance economic activities in the State, Edo State Governor has said the state was gearing to launch its Geographical Information System (GIS), which would facilitate prompt insurance of Certificate of Occupancy and transfer of land titles for business purposes. Speaking at the Edo State Government House, Benin City, when he received the management of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and the British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos, Ms Laure Baufils, Obaseki said: “When people seek to do business in a particular place, they are looking at land issues, ease of transferring titles, and obtaining C of […]

To boost economy, Edo to launch GIS


Determining where and when wildfires could strike could help save lives and keep precious forestland from burning down. Satellites can help track wildfires and their progression, but they can’t always help determine where a wildfire will spread to or how fast it will go. GISLounge reports that a new technology called the Firelight Detection Algorithm, or FILDA which can help detect wildfires at night even when the skies are cloudy has been developed. FILDA can detect wildfires even when they are very small, which can help firefighters better coordinate their efforts. Traditional fire detecting methods use Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer […]

A New Algorithm to Find Wildfires When It’s Cloudy