What is the GhanaPostGPS?
GhanaPostGPS is a global addressing system, which divides Ghana into grids of 5m x 5m squares and assigns each one a unique address, known as a digital address. With this system, every land and property get a permanent address.
The GhanaPostGPS is meant to be used the government (current/future) to formalize and digitize the countries almost none existent addressing system. Launched on October 18 by President Nana Akuffo-Addo, the National Digital Property Addressing System (NDPAS) is a key component of formalizing the economy to improve financial and socio-economic inclusion and tax collection.
The GhanaPostGPS system, 16.1 billion addresses have been generated for the whole of Ghana. It relies on surveyed data from Lands Commission and the Latitude and Longitudes to generate postcodes and addresses for every square inch of Ghana. The NDPAS comes with the National Address Registry to keep records of all citizens on where they register as their office and residential addresses.
The Platform comes with open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to allow third-party application developers integrate into the system to be able to translate and use the digital addresses to help facilitate transactions.
The GhanaPostGPS App is a tool that helps everyone easily know what their address is. It relies on the open APIs of the NDPAS to retrieve addresses for properties across the country. The app uses maps provided by Google, Openstreet, ESRI, and Bing to aid in easy identification and navigation.
It is expected that many app developers will integrate their apps into the NDPAS and utilize the address system to push e-commerce and service delivery. One can see organizations such as Ghana Water, ECG, Banks, etc. developing apps using the NDPAS for their own purposes.
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How can a third party locate my property with my digital address?
To locate a given address, you would need to have the GhanaPostGPS app on your phone and the given Digital Address.
#1 Key in the digital address in the search column and click on the Search button.
#2 Full details of the address will be generated.
#3 Click on the Route option below to navigate to your specified address location.
Developers of GhanaPostGPS
Address: #8 Sorghum Street, Dansoman Keep fit down
Mobile Phone: (+233)24-243-5512
Email: [email protected]
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