The role of the Office of the Surveyor General Of the Federation (OSGOF) in Nigeria as a national mapping agency is changing. We live in an era where the computer and the internet had revolunitionalised how people live and conduct business.Companies and Government Agencies within Nigeria are realising that a large percentage of their operations are underpinned by geography. With great advancement in mainstream Information Technologies, hardware, software, Geographic Information System, Global Positioning System (GPS), etc demand for map data is fast evolving from analogue format (paper) to digital.
With the appointment of Professor Peter Nwilo as the new Surveyor General of the Federation, OSGOF is entering into a new consultative forum with stake holders in Nigerian Geographic Information industry with a view to identifying business opportunities to strengthen the use of more digital mapping products to power more business operations of companies and government agencies across Nigeria. OSGOF is currently evaluating its product portfolio with more focus on developing new digital map products that our Nigerian customers would love to use.
OSGOF is also taking seriously all avenues to engage more in an effective manner with Nigerian professionals in the mapping industry, students studying geography or map related courses and the general public with interest in map data and its uses. We are confident that this is within our remit as an innovative national mapping agency.
OSGOF will therefore be making regular posts on this blog provding behind-the-scene details of our operations, our existing products, insights into our new map products, tips on how to get the best of our products and case studies on how private companies and government agencies across Nigeria are using our map products.
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