6. GIS KONSULT LTD is the strategic Innovation and Implementation Partner of the University of Ibadan on the Geo-Hackathon.
GIS KONSULT Ltd. is a Nigerian organization located on 42 Kenneth Dike Way, Bodija, Ibadan. Registered in August 2004, and later incorporated in November 2007. The organization was established to offer solutions to complex spatial problems by leveraging on emerging mobile technologies and the Geographic Information Systems GIS.
GIS Konsult develops and deploys services and solutions on the strength of accurate spatial database, creative ingenuity and the immense capability of the Geographic Information Systems GIS. GIS is defined as “the Science of Where” that combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data, helping users make smarter decisions. The Geographic Information System (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing complex data. Rooted in the science of geography, it is a technology that stimulates innovation. This is particularly needed for the sustainable development of Africa and specifically Nigeria.
GIS Konsult is expanding its growing global profile. It is an ESRI business partner. The Environment Systems Research Institute ESRI is the largest GIS software developer in the world. On any given day, more than a million people around the world use ESRI’s GIS to improve the way they conduct and enhance their business processes. GIS Konsult is also partnering with the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE), an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.
The engagement of GIS Konsult Ltd as a GIS solution provider on the Ibadan Urban Flood Project IUFMP, a World Bank funded project to resolve the perennial flood related issues in the city and develop an effective City Master Plan is noteworthy.
Of immense and current relevance is the fact that the company has identified a gap in the education sector, which is the basis for the innovative technology road map of the Geo-Hackathon.
GIS Konsult is championing the use of Geo-spatial/GIS technology as a tool to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is also equipping Nigerian students with the critical skills of Geography, Science and Technology for sustainable development.