Dubai Municipality launches e-system for geospatial data and maps

The system features 2D and 3D maps of Dubai, interiors of buildings, and masterplans of land plots, structures, and infra

Dubai Municipality launches e-system for geospatial data and maps
Dubai Municipality launches e-system for geospatial data and maps

Dubai Municipality's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Centre has launched an electronic system called Dubai Here, which provides access to geospatial data and maps of the emirate.

The system features 2D and 3D maps of Dubai’s land plots, assets, landmarks, structures and infrastructure facilities, with details ranging from masterplans and interiors of buildings, including commercial and residential units, to external green areas, parks, trees, bridges, tunnels and service lines.

Accessible on a web browser or a smart device, "Dubai Here" is designed in a way that it can be easily updated. It displays maps from a comprehensive geospatial database, which all parties can contribute to and update.

Geospatial data and maps are essential tools used for making decisions and completing projects in the areas of city planning, infrastructure, security and health, which contribute to providing smart services, promoting economic growth, anticipating the future, and increasing the level of international competitiveness and leadership.

The e-system also provides access to details of housing units, service units, and networks and information on economic activity, the environment, health and population.

Commenting on the launch of Dubai Here, the director-general of Dubai Municipality, Dawoud Al Hajri, said: “Dubai Municipality is committed to providing high-quality services to customers by developing innovative technical solutions in accordance with the highest international standards. These services aim to help professionals in various fields utilise GIS technology in the decision-making process while also enhancing their overall user-experience.”

Al Hajri added that Dubai Municipality has expanded its GIS Centre in line with its vision to make Dubai a happy and sustainable city.

The Centre aims to provide a “Digital Twin” of Dubai in the form of 2D and 3D maps of the emirate’s assets, landmarks, and structures. This digital edition, enhanced with IoT technologies and linked to real-time information, provides all the information necessary for planning and managing the city and providing effective smart services.

To achieve this goal, the GIS Centre recently launched "GeoDubai", an initiative that provides unique services and support to government, educational, and private entities in the field of maps.

GeoDubai provides a comprehensive and unified base map that provides the background detail necessary for all engineering, planning, and development work in Dubai, including city planning conducted by the municipality or free zone authorities, zoning, and identification of land plots, and planning and implementation of service networks.

It enables authorities in Dubai to coordinate and cooperate to complete and update maps, with information necessary to create Dubai’s “Digital Twin”, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

Through GeoDubai, the GIS Centre provides services to members of the Dubai Geospatial community including various kinds of maps, data, technical consultations, specialised training, software licenses, and aerial photography using drones and geospatial survey of streets using a specialised vehicle.

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