Building a GIS database for a typical urban setting v(a case study of the FUT Yola main campus)

  • A.A Musa


An attempt is being made in this paper to build a GIS database for the Federal University of Technology Yola, using the ArcView GIS package. The spatial data itself was achieved by using conventional field survey methods. It was then later transferred into the computer via a scanner. The attribute data, which were collated from various departments, were entered into the computer in tabular form and linked with the spatial data. The outcome of the database was quite impressive. It has not only increased the speed of retrieving data but has allowed a unique kind of flexibility, which was practicably impossible in the past.

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