A United States-based firm, Woolpert, has been selected to collect, process and deliver topographic mapping across more than onequarter of Nigeria, or roughly 258,000 square kilometers, under a $4.4 million contract with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD). The project is part of the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project, also known as Min- Diver, and is funded by the World Bank. According to the report, Woolpert will supply the labour, materials and equipment needed to develop 340 complete topographic mapping sheets and corresponding Multinational Geospatial Co-production Programme (MGCP) data.
The firm will provide 1.5-metre processed satellite imagery, digital elevation models, ground truthing, feature extraction and topographic map data. Woolpert will also implement a streamlined MGCP mapping and cartographic finishing workflow through Esri ArcGIS Pro with Defense Mapping and Production Manager. Additionally, Woolpert has deployed a full-fledged, cloudbased enterprise geospatial data hosting platform coupled with multi-user virtual desktops through Microsoft Azure and Woolpert’s raster service, STREAM:RASTER, to allow for easily managed, cross-continental geospatial production…
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