Application and Spatial Analysis of Geographical Information System (GIS) Tool on Farm Compensation - A Case Study of Bibiani Gold Mine

Application and Spatial Analysis of Geographical Information System (GIS) Tool on Farm Compensation - A Case Study of Bibiani Gold Mine

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Author(s): Brempong Fosu

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.1642 82 252 57-63 Volume 7 - May 2018

Abstract

Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) on Farm Compensation at Bibiani Gold Mine Concession in Ghana has addressed challenges and provided clarity to Farm compensation issues which often than not generate misunderstanding, cause double payment and hijack projects’ take off among parties involved. The results revealed successful development of robust database and interactive maps that provided reliable and efficient information about affected lands, crops, farm owners, date evaluated and payment made. Now, with Geographyical Information System (GIS) platform, easy access to any information regarding farm compensation in the mine can be tracked quickly from the in-built database and the interactive maps without difficult. This project would aid decision-making and efficient responses to any related Farm compensation issues in the mine for now and the future. Therefore, any farm compensation issue in the future should focus on Geographical Information System (GIS) tool or platform. For it has what it takes to store, manage, analyse, model, display, visualize and present information about spatial data, attribute data and images of objects under investigation with a click of mouse.

Keywords

Geographical Information System, Farm Compensation, Farmers

References

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