Sambus Geospatial – Inception, Growth & The Future

Sambus Geospatial Limited split from Sambus Company Limited to be a separate registered entity in 2013, after the passing of its founder, Mr Aboah. Akua Aboabea Aboah joined the team to lead the Sambus group of companies as the Managing Director.

Sambus Geospatial, formerly the GIS/GPS Division of Sambus Company Limited (SCL) which was founded in May 1987, by the late Mr. Samuel Aboah, is an applications development and professional services firm that integrates geospatial technologies and provides a range of solutions.

Mr. Aboah witnessed first-hand, through his relationship with Esri President (Jack Dangermond), the contributions that computer-based mapping and analysis made to geographic planning and environmental science in the USA and decided to introduce the technology in Ghana. Teaming up with his founding partners—Mr Kwame Gyeke Amoako and Mr Samuel Larbi Darko— marked a turnaround for the business as their combined computer science, surveying and GIS expertise perfected the team and gave Sambus Geospatial the secure foundation it needed to build further.

Sambus Geospatial Limited split from Sambus Company Limited to be a separate registered entity in 2013, after the passing of its founder, Mr Aboah. Akua Aboabea Aboah joined the team to lead the Sambus group of companies as the Managing Director. Through her leadership, values, and optimism on the role of GIS in accelerating the growth of the Sustainable Development Goals and for better decision-making in governance and policy, she upheld the company with a vision, “to be the preferred geospatial innovator in West Africa”.

In addition to the Sambus affiliation with Esri Inc., the company formed new alliances with several leading global geospatial franchises – Trimble Geospatial, L3Harris Geospatial, Wingtra and HERE Technologies, with the aim of achieving its mission and reaffirm its market position as an industry leader in West Africa.

With two offices in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana as well as three offices in Nigeria (Abuja, Kano & Lagos), Sambus Geospatial has a team that oversees the operations in the West Africa sub-region in Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, and Sierra Leone. It is the company’s plan to set up office locations in Liberia, Gambia, and Gabon over the next five years.

Operating across these geographies, Sambus uses its geographical approach to help organizations make better sense of their data, visualize it on a map and gives decision makers the platform to make informed decisions, provide efficient service and effective monitoring of assets and customers to enable overall positive value. This solution is made possible through the geospatial software systems that perform the analysis, with the help of sensors and data collection devices to gather data.

Sambus covers diverse industry sectors making the market size limitless, but focus sectors are National Government & Security (Defence & Intelligence), Natural resources (Oil & Gas, Agriculture), Utility (Electric, Water & Gas), Commercial (Finance, Retail, Consumer Goods, Real Estate), Infrastructure (Architecture, Engineering, Transportation), Land Administration (Mapping & Statistics), Non-profit & Humanitarian organizations.

Sambus has made significant contribution to the educational sector by donating these geospatial software and tools to several academic institutions across Ghana & Nigeria; and focussing its capacity building efforts on students with the aim of empowering the next generation to tap into the technological advancement so that they can lead the journey ahead.

Think location, Think Geospatial. Think West Africa, Think Sambus…

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