The Edo State Government has commenced the establishment of Ground Control Points for the planned Aerial Survey of the state.
Managing Director, Edo Geographic Information Service, Architect Frank Evbuomwan, said this on Wednesday at the Government House, Benin City.
According to Evbuomwan, â€œThe ground control points are necessary for the aerial survey that will take place soon across the state. Surveyors from the Edo State Government will be going to the various communities in the state to establish these points.â€
He advised that people should not panic when they see stationary or hovering aircraft in their communities.
â€œThere is no need to fear or panic when they see the surveyors in their area or when they see stationary aircraft in their communities.â€
He explained that â€œthe surveyors are not surveying any bodyâ€™s land and not taking measurement of anybodyâ€™s land. They are just establishing ground control pointsâ€ and urged the people to give them all the cooperation and assistance they need to effectively carry out the task.
Recall that the state government had announced plans to generate Geographic Information System (GIS) data for proper urban planning and the overall development of the state.