GIS solution for Banking Industry in Nigeria

GIS solution for Banking Industry in Nigeria


Lagos, Nigeria, October 17, 2007: STL -Nigeria’s GIS solution provider released an integrated GIS solution specifically designed for the financial industry in Nigeria. This solution involves the use of mapping software that comes with the package to interact with digital mapping data and business data such as with the location of banks, customer data, to make informed business decision. The city maps cover some 12 Nigerian cities including: Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Onitsha, Warri, Kano, Ibadan, Owerri, Bauchi, Abeokuta, Enugu, and Calabar.

This integrated product succeeds in integrating spatial technologies, and business data into an integrated business solution capable of supporting serious strategic decision in the banking industry.

The solution contains the location of all branches for UBA, Intercontinental Bank, Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank, Bank PHP, Access Bank, Oceanic Bank , Wema Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Union Bank, FirstInland Bank, Sterling Bank, Spring Bank, IBTC Chartered Bank, Skye Bank, Unity Bank, and others

The product is priced according to city and it each city comes with the followings:

  • Digital City Mapping Data: This is city map showing all the streets in each city such as Lagos
  • Digital Landuse Map. This map is usually used for colourful background
  • Bank Locations: This layer contains such details as the name of Bank, Address, ATM,Suburb, City, a picture of the bank and its geographic coordinates
  • Gis Software: MapInfo Professional is the software of choice that enables users to get the most of the data to make decisions.
  • Solution Integration: STL undertakes to integrate the different seperate data into one unique solution. This covers mapping data integration, logical modelling, phycial database modelling and implementation.
  • Training: MapInfo Professional is an easy to master and use GIS application and it is quite common for even the curious user to become quite an accomplished user within a relatively shorter time
  • Support & Maintenance: This will be provided free over a period of 3months to ensure that the objectives of the solution are easily realized and there is returns on investment.

    According to Anthony Lawrence, STL’s Business Development Manager, “This is a well tried and tested solution that will indeed confirm that a map is the equivalent of a thousand words as it shows on a map what will be extremely difficult to capture using thousands of words or even the traditional row-column tabular format. The solution can easily be integrated into existing corporate databases as it comes with MapInfo Professional which is regarded in the market as the world’s leader in location business intelligence. Using MapInfo Professional’s robust DBMS, it makes it a lot easier to connect to Oracle, or SQL Server or other databases effortlessly to bring to live the content of a bank’s database”