Players in the real estate industry have been charged to explore the opportunities that abound in the Geographic Information System (GIS) in land administration.
A lecturer in the Department of Quantity Survey at the Rivers State University, Eberiene Ataejit, gave the charge in an interview with The Tide in Port Harcourt, Monday.
Ataejit stated that the GIS provided opportunities for industry practioners and government to gain adequate information about land ownership .
He noted that GIS was a tool that could be used in the management and analysis of large amount of basic data and information, statistical, spatial and temporal to generate information.
The lecturer explained GIS “is used in centralising land and information about its ownership under one body regulating the structure and patterns of ownership, land use and access by the public to land resources for sustainable environmental economic perspectives”.
Furthermore, he said GIS was useful in modernising and improving the management system, efficiency, functionality and flexibility, adding that it is the most adopted system of land administration globally.
He charged stakeholders to take advantage of the opportunities provided by GIS and called for a synergy between private practioners and government so as to reap its full benefits.
He said GIS had the potential to create sustainable development in land management, saying it is a basic economic resource of any nation .