Gombe Metropolis Road Network Mapping – An Intergrated Approach

Dauda Waziri Abdullahi, Lawali Rabiu


Advancement in technology has greatly facilitated the requisition of data for all forms of research. Recently, remote sensing and GIS have become powerful technologies for regenerating geospatial data about geographic features. In this research, satellite imagery, ground survey data and Arc GIS software were used. The research revealed that Gombe Has a network of mesh road pattern (i.e. net or interlocking structures) major road forms about 11.5% of the road network and are restricted to the city center. While minor and access roadforms 22.9% and 65.6% respectively. The peripheral district are served with foot path and few bush traces. Conclusion is drawn on the need to construct more roads networks and establishment of GIS unit to aid future planning, maintenance and analysis of the metropolis road network.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n7p102

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