Covenant University Commissions GIS Laboratory, Organises Workshop
Covenant University on Monday, June 13, 2016 commissioned a Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory. The commissioning, performed by the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Samuel John, who stood in for the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, also signaled the commencement of a 5-day Workshop on GIS and Remote Sensing Applications.
While declaring the Workshop open, the representative of the Vice-Chancellor noted that GIS would enable the University and the nation at large know the facilities to put in place in order to monitor security, agriculture and other activities in the country. He expressed confidence that the participants would enjoy and benefit maximally from the training.
The Workshop Coordinator, Mr. Gideon Adeyemi, stated that GIS is unique because of its capacity to perform integrated analysis of data sets that are of different origins, scales and time to aid decision making in natural resources management, transportation planning, assets and facilities management, environmental management, food security, business intelligence analysis, land information system, health management, tourism among others.
Corroborating the assertions of Mr. Adeyemi, the Workshop Resource person, Dr. Olalekan Taiwo of the University of Ibadan stated that the workshop was to create awareness of the use of GIS and its applications in engineering, environment, security, agriculture among others, noting that it was high time the scientists and decision makers began to use GIS to avoid failed decisions.
The Workshop which was put together by the Department of Civil Engineering in conjunction with the Directorate of Life-Long Learning will end on Friday, June 17, 2016.