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University of Lagos, Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics
International / Intergovernmental
The Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics (Formally known as Department of Surveying), started as a sub-department of Civil Engineering Department in 1970. The initial programme of the sub-department at the time was a two-year postgraduate course of studies and research leading to an M.Sc. (Surveying) degree. Graduates in fields cognate to surveying were admitted into the programme. In October 1973, a full-fledged Department of Surveying was established. The first set of undergraduate students in surveying were admitted in October 1974. Today, the Department also runs postgraduate programmes leading to the M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Surveying and Geoinformatics as well as Master of Geoinformatics (MGIT) and a Postgraduate Diploma programme in Surveying and Geoinformatics(PGD). The name Surveying and Geoinformatics portrays a discipline that deals with acquisition, analysis, storage, distribution, management and application of spatially-referenced data. The Surveyor, as defined and produced at the University of Lagos, is a professional and a geoscientist well equipped to provide spatial and other environmental information necessary for designing and planning of engineering works as well as in the location and exploitation of natural resources. His excellent background in computer science, mathematics and physics, gives him added confidence to tackle problems of diverse nature. He is given comprehensive training in Geormatics which include inter alia Land Surveying, Geodesy, Hydrography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Cartography and Geoinformatics.