Mapping of health facilities in Jimeta Metropolis: a digital approach
In planning for any suitable development in any field, the primary requirement is the relevant data and maps. This is one of the major problems hindering the proper planning and monitoring of the various health facilities located in Jimeta metropolis. Survey techniques -were employed for the acquisition of data, GPS was used to pick the coordinates of the various health centres. Two sets of data were acquired and used, cartographic data and attribute data. Scanning was carried out using CorelDraw!2 while Georeferencing and Digitizing was done using ILWIS3.1 academic Software packages. A digital map, showing the spatial distribution of health facilities in Jimeta metropolis was produced; this is more accurate than the conventional hand-drawn maps. Computer technology and the use of GIS should be extended to facilitate man-power development and to achieve the required objectives of planning and monitoring facilities easily.