Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 135-147 Jul-Sept. 2013

 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM - A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NIGERIA ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION MASK PERSPECTIVE

 

Daramola Japheth

Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics (SGI) School of Environmental Studies the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger state (NIGERIA)

 

Received on : May 05, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

The emergence of Global System for Mobile communication mask in the nation since its introduction to this country in the year 2001 has becomes worrisome has it constitute environmental hazard in our society. The paper is aimed at examining the regulation of Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) of 5m radius of GSM mask to demised property in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State. The study adopted the primary method of data collection using Global Position System (GPS) to pick point locations of GSM mask within Bida Local Government Area and the nearest building north, south, east and west of the GSM mask. The data were then uploaded to Arc GIS 9.3; buffer line of 5m radius were created round the mask which is to be query to determine the building that will fall within the buffer zone, which will enable the author to determine which GSM mask and operator has spatially violated the regulatory laws of NCC and the probable impact of the violation inform of noise pollution on the immediate environment, thereby making recommendations from findings to the appropriate authority.

 

Keywords : Mask, Buffer, Query, Pollution, Noise

 

 

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