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Career Employment and Job Opportunities in Geoinformatics and Surveying in Nigeria

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This article would deepen your knowledge on the career, employment and job opportunities available to graduates in geoinformatics and surveying in Nigeria.
Before I proceed, let’s have a glance at what geoinformatics and surveying really is in Nigeria.

career and job opportunities in geoinformatics and surveying in Nigeria

What is Geoinformatics and Surveying?

Geoinformatics is the science and technology which uses and develops information science infrastructure to address the problem of cartography, geography, geosciences and related branches of science and engineering.
Geoinformatics and surveying is a field of study that deals with analysis, distribution, acquisition, storage, management and application of spatially-referenced data. 
It covers a number of fields which include; land surveying, geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensing, cartography and geoinformatics.
Geoinformatics has been described as the science and the technology of dealing with the structure and character of spatial information, its capture, its classification, and qualification, its storage, processing and dissemination, including the infrastructure necessary to secure optimal use of this information.

Duties of Geoinformatics and Surveying in Nigeria

·        Verifying of the accuracy and survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites
·        Maintaining and preparing sketches, maps, reports and legal description of surveys in order to describe, certify and assume liability for work performed
·        Recording of the result of surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevations, and dimensions of land or land features

Skill Requirements to Be Successful In Geoinformatics and Surveying in Nigeria

·        Effective communication skills
·        Physical stamina/strength
·        Team working skills
·        Time management skills
·        Detail-oriented
·        Problem-solving skill
·        Creativity and visualization skill

Career Opportunities in Geoinformatics and Surveying in Nigeria

The below, are the careers available to graduates in geoinformatics and surveying in Nigeria;

·        Mine surveyor
·        Lecturer
·        Engineering/construction surveyor
·        Forensic surveyor
·        Plane surveyor
·        Mapping specialist
·        Mapping experts
·        GIS and mapping experts
·        Photogrammetrist
·        Land surveyor

Employment Opportunities in Geoinformatics and Surveying in Nigeria

The below, are the employment or job opportunities available to graduates in geoinformatics and surveying in Nigeria;

·        Research institutions
·        Academic institutions
·        Engineering companies
·        Government ministries and parastatals
·        Oil prospecting companies
·        Self-employment

JAMB UTME Combination to Study Geoinformatics and Surveying in Nigeria

·        English language(compulsory)
·        Physics
·        Mathematics
·        Geography

O’level Requirements to Study Geoinformatics and Surveying in Nigeria

You need to obtain five SSCE credit passes
·        English language
·        Mathematics
·        Physics
·        Chemistry and any other art subject



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