Relevance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) to Environmental Education: A Panacea for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

Mansur Aliyu Muhammad

Abstract


Human have demonstrated interaction with the environment through the quest for industrial development, increase in agricultural products, construction of roads, houses and social amenities, fishing for food, mining, excavation and other human activities, all of these have indeed led to a serious environmental problems, however on daily basis, environmental degradation resulting from environmental abuse is rapidly and constantly experienced, hence the need for educating the population on the environment. It should be noted however that, the development in the knowledge of Geoinformatics such as Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Ssystem has help greatly in the understanding of the space technology as well as applying it in every sector of human endavour. In this paper an attempt is made to explain the relevance of GIS and RS to Environmental Education towards Sustainable Nation Development.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n10p75


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