Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Oluwafunmilayo MAKINDE is currently a Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellow in the Environment Department, University of York, UK. She is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, University of Lagos. She also was an academic staff of the Space Applications and Environmental Laboratory (SPAEL), Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife for five years. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Science and has expertise in Space Applications, Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing and Geographical Information System. She has received some Awards and a member of some professional bodies that include: Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES) Senior Member, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Nigeria Association of University Women (NAUW). She has been involved in a number of projects at various levels; some of which include: USGS, CLISS, AGRHYMET Regional Centre Project on Mapping Land Use Land Cover and Best Practices for the West Africa Region, (2011-2016); Edo State Project for DSI Integrated Service Ltd. on Needs Assessment and GAP Analysis of Master Plan-Plan-Based Project in the Niger Delta Region. Client: Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. (2010); Co-Consultant on Environmental Impact Assessment for Various Projects with some oil companies, in BFM Consult, Lagos State (2006-2009). She has also been a Facilitator/Trainer, African Monitoring for Sustainable Development (AMESD) in the ECOWAS region, African Union Commission, ECOWAS and AGRHYMET Regional Centre Project, (2010-2012) to mention a few. She is currently a Regional Member, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing’s IC WG IV/III: Global mapping: updating, verification and interoperability, Germany. She travels widely to make presentations on findings from independent and collaborative researches.