Gitex 2019: Dubai Municipality, Nedaa ink geospatial infra MoU
Government entities to develop geo-Dubai infra and create a baseline map to plan, design, and manage projects
Dubai Municipality has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Dubai-run Nedaa Professional Communication Co to collaborate on geospatial infrastructure development on the side-lines of Gitex Technology Week 2019, which is being held at Dubai World Trade Centre on 6-10 October.
The MoU was signed by director of Dubai Municipality’s geographic information systems (GIS) centre, Eng Mariam Obaid Al Muhairi, and executive director of Nedaa Professional Communication Co, Mansour Jumaa Bouasiba.
The GIS centre – the only official source for collecting digital and descriptive geographical data from local departments, public authorities, institutions, persons, and companies operating in Dubai – and Nedaa will develop and implement geo-Dubai infrastructure, and create an updated baseline map for the emirate that can be used to plan, design, and manage development projects.
Commenting of the importance of the geospatial infrastructure in Dubai, Al Muhairi said: “Dubai Municipality has launched Geo-Dubai Infrastructure Project to provide a comprehensive, unified, and up-to-date baseline map for the Emirate of Dubai, as well as geospatial systems to create and update planning maps, real estate, buildings and roads, services networks, aerial photographs, statistical and environmental maps, and economic activity sites so that decision-makers, investors, and people working in this field can access maps from one source easily and quickly, using the latest geotechnical technologies, which saves time and effort and contributes to the construction of a smart city.”