Remote Sensing in Developing Country-Nigeria: An Exploration

Raimi Abidemi Asiyanbola


The paper examines remote sensing education, and research in Nigeria. Among the questions addressed in the paper are: (i) what is the situation of remote sensing education and research in Nigeria? (ii) what are the broad areas of research and topics that are addressed? (iii) what type of remote sensing and GIS software are used? (iv) what are the sources of satellite images used? (v) what are the institutional affiliation and departments of the researchers? (vi) what are the research coverage areas? and (vii) what are the major findings from the remote sensing images? The data used in the study is from extensive published article search from 2009 to 2013. Descriptive statistics is used to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics used include frequencies and percentages. Policy implications of the findings are discussed in the paper.

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