This It is recommended that the federal government deploy appropriate technology to utilize geospatial intelligence to enable security agencies to combat armed criminals for lasting peace and security in Nigeria.
Johnbull Amayaevbo, president of the Nigerian Association of Real Estate Surveyors and Valuers, gave advice in an exclusive interview with our reporter.
The system could be used to provide critical information about enemy forces, potential theater of operations and mission support, he said.
The president cited image scanning, chips, biometric data devices, infrared, and long-range sensors as tools that could inspire defense and national security architecture to improve secure networks.
“Geospatial technology is a field of study that includes geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems,” he said.
“Geospatial intelligence imagery analysts can study visual data to provide Army leadership with critical information about enemy forces, potential theater of operations and mission support.”
Explaining its function, he said, “GEOINT uses imagery to investigate and assess human activity and physical geography anywhere on Earth. GEOINT started as a project of the U.S. military and is now used by academia and commercial enterprises to solve geographic problems .
“Image scans, chips, biometric data devices, infrared, remote sensors, etc. Geospatial intelligence comes from the sciences of geography and land surveying. So GIS specialists focus more on competencies in this area.
“Advanced countries also use it to predict the occurrence of natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires.”