A Cessna 406 aircraft has been used by the Lagos State administration to map the state from the air.
The effort, which was intended to provide a digital mapping platform, was a part of the state’s upgrading of its enterprise geographic information system, according to the state administration.
Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the state’s deputy governor, stated during the exercise’s inauguration at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos that the mapping will help the government make proper plans for the state’s population.
Hamzat stated that the exercise will be conducted everyday for a minimum of four and a half hours each day for around two months by the South African aircraft with the registration ZS-SSY.
The deputy governor emphasized its importance of knowing the state’s data and how it may aid in planning for the government. While the plane will be flying at around 4,000 feet above sea level, the deputy governor urged state people not to become alarmed when they watch it pass through their areas, emphasizing that it was for everyone’s benefit.
The initiative, according to Dr. Olajide Babatunde, Special Advisor to Lagos State Governor on Enterprise, Geographic Information System, and Planning Issues, would result in the mapping of the state’s lands.