Tuesday, October 22, 2013

#593 Ghana Geography

A Ghana highlight was my visit to the Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services at the University of Ghana, Legon.  Mr. Benjamin Akuetteh is Principal Applications Specialist at CERGIS and he introduced me to the staff and their work.
When I saw the sign over Benji's desk, I knew we were kindred spirits.
Benji and I share some of the same GIS books.

And Benji's spent time with GIS celebrity Jack Dangermond, founder of ESRI, the world's largest Geographic Information Systems company.

The previous day during meetings in Winneba we were disappointed to learn no GIS datasets had ever been created for that town.  But Benji was about to lead us on a hunt to see if his combination of GIS savvy and professional connections could uncover a previously unknown source for that elusive digital information.

Yours in setting up a GIS cliffhanger,

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