Objective: The project objective was to capture high-resolution, geo-referenced aerial photographs (orthophoto) for Lagos State.
Project Brief: Asseco was contracted by the Lagos State Government to supply Two (2) unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with Asseco GCS (Ground Control Station) software to update the aerial maps of the entire Lagos State. The project is a continuation of cooperation with the Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology and Asseco Nigeria. This is the first mapping of such a large area in Africa, reaching over 3600sqkm2, utilizing drones. The mapping of the Lagos State is a pioneering endeavor, a huge technological leap, and an opportunity to accelerate the region's development.
Benefit: The high-resolution image will show the land, sea, and other physical attributes of Lagos State, which will then be processed and made available on a geo-portal which will allow for more effective planning of the State’s development, management of its spatial resources, as well as monitoring of environmental pollution. It is also a valuable source of information for residents and investors.
Status of project: A total of over 3700sqkm2 area was mapped which includes the surrounding borders of the state.