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1 Geospatial Technology Trend – Sustaining Ghanas Economic Growth STEPHEN DJABA GHANA GEOSPATIAL FORUM 2014 Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana 25-26.

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1 1 Geospatial Technology Trend – Sustaining Ghanas Economic Growth STEPHEN DJABA GHANA GEOSPATIAL FORUM 2014 Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana February February 2014

2 2 GeoSpatial Technologies

3 3 Geospatial Technology - Application have indeed become a worldwide phenomenon - Demand for Fast and Accurate Data Rises - Technologies that come along also follow suit - Connected to mapping, photogrammetry, remote sensing - One Root – SURVEYING Thus, - Technology improves for Geospatial also link to improvement in Surveying Technology - Surveying technologies are not limited only for Geospatial application So, It is my privilege to share with you a few of these technologies and how they have Shaped and been instrumental in the overall economic growth and development of our nation GHANA. Introduction

4 4 Land as a source of wealth and economic success Land is one of the most valuable assets and an important base for the development of the wealth of a nation The UN-ECE Committee on Human Settlements has pointed out that to unlock that wealth a nation must develop a framework of land and property laws, effective public institutions, secured procedures and processes an effective information system Good land management is essential for the development of an effective land market and a source financial sector and will provide a basis for land management and land taxation.

5 5 Technology: Simple Geometry Application: Re-establishment of farm boundaries History

6 6 Founder of Surveying Agency : Captain F. Gordon Guggisberg – Governor of Gold Coast History Past-1900 AD Assigned the responsibility among others to 1.Continue Mapping the concession in the colony 2.Produce Maps of the major towns in the Gold Coast at a scale of 1: Extend the responsibility to produce topographical Maps covering the whole colony

7 7 Historical Geospatial Tools

8 8 Geospatial as a Land Management Process tool Good Geographic information systems (GIS) provide a good framework for managing development with spatial dimensions Create certainty, provide a good means of updating spatial information and therefore present decision-makers with good basis for decision-making. They are of utmost importance in socio- economic development, environmental management and monitoring. The UN Commission notes that effective and sustainable land management is impossible without Geospatial Technology.

9 9 G-Tech: A Good tool for Good Governance?

10 10 ACCURATE SPATIAL INFORMATION = GOOD PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

11 11 Surveying Trends - Innovation The Policy Challenge Collaborative solution to Technology challenge Practical Experiences Geospatial Future Real Challenges We all live in one inter-connected World

12 12 IMPACT ON THE SOCIETY BENEFITS Benefit as a decision-making tool Improved work quality (through data based decisions) Greater use of information Satisfaction of better serving customers Better utilization of resources (greater production from fewer people) Reallocation of personnel to areas of greater need Cost savings realized Greater demand for services Fosters cooperation between groups More efficient OK!

13 13 Oil and Gas and Mining Geospatial support Cadastral Conflict resolution Elections (Use of Maps to give Ghana quick and authentic results Tourism and Cultural Maps promoting rural income Street Mapping: fueling postal and delivery business, combating crime, Taxation, utility payment investigations

14 UMLIS – Street and Property Addressing Street naming and house numbering has started in Ayawaso. Geo-Tech Group Factor in Ghana

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19 19 The Future…. Multiple stations Tomorrow….

20 20 It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin

21 21 Achieving Sustainable economic growth, creating the awareness requires all of us… Thank You!


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