Investigation of the Spatial Locations of Post Primary Schools in Minna Metropolis
- Author Onuigbo, Ifeanyi Chukwudi
- Country : Nigeria
- Subject : Surveying and Geoinformatics
This project research investigated the spatial locations of public post primary schools in Minna metropolis and from the data acquired a database is to be created. The locations of the schools were obtained with a hand-held global positioning system (GPS) receiver which gave the coordinates of the schools, and the spatial analysis was done in ArcGIS 10.1 software with its spatial analyst tool. Thiessen Polygon tool was used to obtain the proximity of the schools; Average Nearest Neighborhood Spatial Statistical Analysis, and Spatial Autocorrelation (Moran’s I) tool were used to show if the schools were distributed evenly or randomly. The result obtained, showed that the schools are not evenly distributed as most of the schools are clustered in some settlements. Also the locations of most schools are positioned along the major road. In conclusion, based on the results obtained, it was recommended that more public post primary schools should be constructed to match with the increasing trend in population of Minna metropolis.