January 27, 2012 -- The Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation ( http://www.osgof.gov.ng/ ) -Nigeria's mapping agency in collaboration with Spatial Technologies Ltd ( http://www.spatialtechnologiesltd.com/) -Nigeria's foremost mapping and GIS solution provider is inviting students in Nigerian tertiary institutions studying Land Surveying, and Geographic Information (GI) related courses to enter into a blogging competition codenamed Project Zuma.
Project Zuma -an online competition named after the popular and legendary Zuma rock in Niger State is a strategic online campaign designed to improve and strengthen the online information footprint for Nigerian Geospatial and brand awareness
Professor Peter Nwilo -the newly appointed Surveyor General Of the Federation said, "Project Zuma is expected to provide the platform to improve the online search profile of Nigerian Geospatial industry regarding news, information, who is doing what and what is happening where within the industry. The project is also expected to improve the creativeness and innovations of our students. This we believe would transform Nigerian Geospatial industry from being a sluggish, uninspired industry to a vibrant, innovative and technology savvy mapping industry providing a wealth of information about the emerging industry to the internet community in a consistent and efficient "
According to Ireti Ajala -the CEO of Spatial Technologies Ltd, "The idea behind project Zuma is to engage young Nigerians studying Land surveying and other geospatial related courses across Nigerian tertiary institutions constructively and assist them to channel their intellectual capacity, creativity and vibrancy towards an agenda of national development and other worthy projects instead of wasting precious time and money on social network gossips via Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc"
The Internet represents an unlimited opportunity for an industry brand, and blogs are just one of many platforms that can benefit the Nigerian GI Industry by providing a wealth of information to investors, researchers, academics, corporate companies in Nigeria, students, Government and others interested in Nigerian Geospatial Industry . Blogs could also assist Nigerian students studying land surveying, mapping, GIS, and other geospatial related courses to keep abreast of what is happening around them and learn to articulate their thoughts and perceptions in their chosen industry to reach a wider community.
OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT ZUMA
- To connect with Nigerian GI professionals and students of surveying, GIS, Geography, etc across the country.
- To improve the brand profile of Nigerian GI industry and make it more attractive to more people in Nigeria.
- To enter Project Zuma competition, you must be a Nigerian student either at undergraduate or post graduate level studying any of the following GI courses:
- Land surveying
- Computer Science
- Estate Management
- Other geography related course
- The blog must focus ONLY on the Nigerian GI Industry
- You must keep it fresh and updated regularly by posting news, articles, innovations, about what is happening in the Nigerian GI Industry.
- You must link each post to your Facebook page and encourage your friends to create links to your posts from their Facebook pages
HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION
Interested? Get details of how to register for the competition at this link:
- First prize : N100,000 cash
- Second prize : N50,000 cash
- Third Prize : N20,000 cash
- Competition Start Date: March 05, 2012
- Competition End Date: May 01, 2012
PROJECT ZUMA IS OPENED TO UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES AND POLYTECHNICS
The office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGOF) is statutorily saddled with the responsibility of providing and coordinating surveying and mapping activities within the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
As the central depository for Survey, mapping and Geo-information activities in the country, state survey departments, oil companies, private practitioners and institutions are required by law (cap 194) to inform the (OSGOF) of their surveying and mapping projects
Spatial Technologies Ltd (STL) is a dynamic Information Technology company with special emphasis on map, GIS and Location based solutions. STL is registered in Nigeria with offices in Lagos.
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