State of the Map Africa 2021

Opeyemi Olatunde

I am Olatunde Opeyemi, a Graduate of Federal University of Technology Akure (Futa) with 4+ years of experience in Geomatics. I am currently working on the Lagos enterprise GIS project. This project focuses on establishing a Digital Records interface of both Land Documented Records and Vector Shapefile of each individual’s property, in replacement to the analog system of filing and storage.
Also, the Chief Operating Officer for Geohazards Risk Mapping Initiative (GRMI).
GRMI focuses on supporting the immediate society with mapping for disaster risk preparedness. And has had her focus solely on Flooding in Nigeria for the year 2021.


Community mapping to improve Flood preparedness in Nigeria
Taiwo Ogunwumi, Opeyemi Olatunde

Geohazard Risk Mapping Initiative is a group of indigenous volunteers who contributes to the mapping buildings and other critical infrastructure of various flood-prone communities in Nigeria. The initiative contributes to open data mapping to enhanced disaster preparedness and effective flood response in Nigeria. In the year 2021, the initiative hosted numerous mapathon events and training on the use of OSM for the new members, GRMI also collaborates with other International Youthmappers to collectively map various communities. Those mapped buildings are further used to build interactive flood early warning maps which are accessible to the public.

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