The bold decision taken by Government of the Federation in the year 2003 to embark on complete computerization of the cadastral and land registry of the FCT led to the establishment of an agency – known as Abuja Geographic Information Systems – AGIS.Within three years of its establishment the project was able to revolutionize the entire operations of the Land Administration and other land related departments of the FCT.
Decision concerning land can now be taken from an informed position with a reliable and up to date data. AGIS has become a symbol of transparency and good governance within not only the Federal Capital Territory alone but within the entire Federation of Nigeria. The acronym AGIS stands for “Abuja Geographic Information Systems”.
The AGIS project includes the introduction of SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) for F.C.T, the computerization of spatially related workflows in selected FCDA departments and agencies and the build up of the AGIS Resource Centre. AGIS also is the new FCDA (Federal Capital Development Agency) department for computerized land administration. The “AGIS Resource Centre” is going to be a service company for: spatially related data and services for F.C.T. and a computerized front & back office (“one stop shop”) for FCDA departments.
The AGIS projects ambitious objective is to establish AGIS as an independant service provider and as the only official source for Geospatial Data on FCT, covering all of FCT: Provide a Comprehensive, All-Inclusive, state-of-the-Art, Foolproof, Computerized, Geospatial Data Infrastructure for the FCT.
Computerize the Cadastral and Land Registry for the FCC (Federal Capital City), the Area Councils and Satellite Towns of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) The AGIS Resource Centre is operating: in the AGIS Building, as an independent service provider, as a professional GIS/LIS Resource Centre, as the only official source for Geospatial Data on FCT, covering all of FCT, with revenues (additional revenues, not existing ones shifted to AGIS). AGIS should guarantee: Continuity, Scalability, Flexibility, Consistency, Sustainability, Reliability, Replicability.