The Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) and the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MoICI) have commenced mapping and identification of homes and businesses in the Kanifing Municipality.
The activity is expected to ease movement and identification of homes and businesses within the municipality.
“In order to locate properties within the municipality, KMC’s GIS unit started collecting data on 1st of June 2021. The unit has commenced tagging properties in the municipality with a unique identifier referred to as a GOOGLE PLUS CODE. An example of a Google Plus Code is F89C+HR5, Bakau, which refers to Independence Stadium in Bakau. Residences are encouraged to type these codes into Google Maps, in order to see their location on a phone or computer.
The data collection exercise is expected to be concluded by the end of October 2021, at which point every residence and business in Kanifing Municipality shall have a unique code for identification purposes,” a statement by the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MoICI) stated on 23rd September.
The system would improve access to information for planning purposes, enhance communication with fire services and medical ambulances regarding one’s location in times of emergency, and improve business operations, especially for financial institutions, logistics companies, and delivery operators, according to the statement