Google accepts Ghana’s request to have the Ghana Post GPS integrated into google maps
Multinational technology firm Google, has accepted the country’s request to have its GPS address system integrated into its map system.
According to the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the acceptance of Ghana’s request by Google follows a technical evaluation by the company to certify Ghana’s addressing system.
“We have engaged google since last year and we have now obtained the agreement because they had to go through technical processes to evaluate our GPS digital system and so by the end of this year, goggle have agreed to allow us to integrate our digital address system into goggle maps. So people can use them here in Ghana,” disclosed the Vice President at the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Accra.
Adopted by the African Union, the YouthConnekt Africa is a Pan-African programme established to co-design and accelerate relevant solutions for youth socio-economic development, and to support intergovernmental knowledge exchange on policy, programmes and partnerships.
The Ghana Post GPS is a web and smartphone application, sponsored by the government of Ghana and developed by Vokacom, to provide digital addresses and postal codes for every 5 squared meter location in Ghana.
The digital address is a composite of the postcode (region, district & area code) plus a unique address.
Ghana Post GPS is the first digital addressing system created by the government of Ghana.