GIS & Remote Sensing

  1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Overview on GIS

With the advent of technology, a lot of innovations at a global scale are tripling in at all levels both in the government and private sectors. Automated-methods of accomplishing tasks is the current wave the world is sailing with due to its accuracy levels, efficient and effective advantages. With no doubt, decision making is a crucial aspect of governance and entrepreneurship and to a large extent requires the support of automated methods. Geographic Information System basically known as GIS is one field under Information Systems that supports all spatial-based decisions.

GIS is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public and private enterprises for explaining events, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies. GIS is an instrument for: CollectionVisualizationAnalysisPresentation, and Management of spatial data.

It is a technology that supports spatial (locational) based decisions because of its abilities of linking information to location. GIS can therefore be defined as a computer assisted system of software and hardware for capture, storage, analysis and display of spatial data and non-spatial attribute data.

With this kind of capability, GIS has gain a very high demand in the world’s market because of its wide range of applications. Basically, all activities and decision making processes relying on spatial information can to various degrees make use of GIS. Among those activities and decision making processes one can mention:-

  • Real Time Traffic Monitoring and Route Optimization,
  • Urban Spatial Planning and Development,
  • Land Use Planning and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (both land and marine)
  • Target Consumer Marketing,
  • Agricultural Production,
  • Hydrologic Modeling,
  • Real Estate Management,
  • Environmental Management…etc

GIS Services at Mapinfotek Geomatiks Ltd

We use a wide range of hardware, software, and highly qualified personnel in providing GIS consultancy services in:

  • Hydrological and Wetlands Analytical mapping
  • GPS Applications
  • 3D Mapping
  • Climate Change and Geospatial Agricultural Solutions
  • Forestry Solutions
  • Resources Mapping
  • Spatial Planning
  • Mining and Geological Mapping
  • Geo Database Creation
  • Land Use and Change Analysis
  • Conservancy and Wildlife Management
  • Disaster and Risk Management

2. Remote Sensing

Overview about Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is the science and art of obtaining information of the Earth's surface from space by making use of the properties of electromagnetic waves emitted, reflected or diffracted by the sensed objects, for the purpose of improving natural resources management, land use and the protection of the environment.

Remote Sensing Services at Mapinfotek Geomatiks Ltd

We use remote sensing technology in supporting the efficiency of our GIS operations. Basically, Remote Sensing is used at Mapinfotek Geomatiks Ltd as a spatial data provision platform for GIS based analyses and mapping. We therefore rely on Digital Image Processing techniques Applications from the following remote sensing data sources:

  • Satellite imagery
  • Land Sat images
  • IKONOS Images
  • SPOT images
  • Space Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) Images
  • Aerial Photographs
  • LiDAR imagery

We use these images depending on the nature of the project and the desired results as specified by our clients.