Utilization of GIS Techniques as Decision Support System for Location of Filling Stations in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

  • J Yisa Department of Geography, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai - Minna Road. P.M.B 11, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria
  • Oluwaseun Olubadewo-Joshua Department of Geography, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai - Minna Road. P.M.B 11, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria
  • Oboh Satur Okosun Department of Geography, Federal University of Kashere, P.M.B. 0182. Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria


The study demonstrated that spatial analysis with relevant socio-economic sources and physical parameter from different sources can be evaluated for the filling station sites planning. This has demonstrated the importance of Geographic Information System (GIS) application in predicting and determining of site criteria for filling stations facilities development, most especially in areas where there is land uses competition which requires consumer accessibility, sustainability, environmental safety, environmentally sensitive development solutions, etc. A stratified sampling technique was used to select the sample size and administration of the questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution, bar chart, pie chart and percentage and maps showing the sampled existing filling stations in the study area. The result shows the distribution of filling stations located across the study area. This study shows that GIS and multi-criteria analysis are essential tools to assist in correct siting to national planners and decision-makers in deciding the most appropriate filling stations location pattern to apply in Minna and its environs.

Keywords: GIS, filling stations, spatial distribution, location, distance.


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Author Biography

Oboh Satur Okosun, Department of Geography, Federal University of Kashere, P.M.B. 0182. Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria

Oboh Satur Okosun is a University GIS Lecturer/Researcher at the Department of Geography, Federal University, Kashere. He holds degrees from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (BSc Geography and Regional Planning), and the University of Ibadan (MSc Geographic Information System) and currently on the vision regarding (PhD Geography).Before joining the University as an academician, he has worked and held positions at various company; Obohcom Technologies Nigeria Limited as GIS Manager, Centre for Advanced Spatial Technologies and Mapping (CAST-MP) as GIS Analyst/Academic Officer, International Fertilizer Development Company (IFDC) as redemption staff, Kazrat Nigeria Limited as GIS Analyst, Polaris Digitech as GIS Officer… the list is endless. He is a member of so many professional bodies.His main research interests include Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing, Geospatial technology application, Image and Spatial Analysis, Cartography, Analytical method, Agricultural Geography, Political Geography. He has taught courses on these and other subjects at all levels. His research has been published in various Journal as well attended conferences within and outside Nigeria.Outside of academia, he has acted as a GIS consultant for various companies in terms of training and Capacity building.

How to Cite
YISA, J; OLUBADEWO-JOSHUA, Oluwaseun; OKOSUN, Oboh Satur. Utilization of GIS Techniques as Decision Support System for Location of Filling Stations in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. Geosfera Indonesia, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 247-263, nov. 2019. ISSN 2614-8528. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/GEOSI/article/view/9713>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.19184/geosi.v4i3.9713.
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