DMA and ADSIC sign MoU at GIS Abu Dhabi

Published November 18th, 2009 - 03:25 GMT

Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) and Abu Dhabi Electronic Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) today signed an agreement to establish cooperation and coordination for GIS data sharing and exchange. The MoU creates a framework to support easy availability of municipal GIS data for all government agencies and private organisations. Within the municipal system, this would promote an information infrastructure supporting the delivery of distinctive municipal services that enhance the quality of life for all residents across Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Through this infrastructure, residents and tourists will have easy access across Abu Dhabi. Locations will be synchronised with GPS system, offering users efficient routes to their preferred destinations. Emergency and home delivery services will become more efficient as they will have access to the right information at the right time. Property consultants, designers and developers will benefit from all technical information of any area in the emirate of Abu Dhabi making their processes smoother than before.

Commenting on the signing of the MoU, His Excellency Rashid Mubarak Al Hajeri, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) says, “It is symbolic for us to sign this agreement on the GIS day, which marks the spread of GIS literacy across the world. This is in line with our strategy for adopting best practices from the world for fulfilling our vision to provide sustainable municipal system and living environment for residents across Abu Dhabi emirate. We are working towards the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.”

“Our aim is to consolidate all the municipal geographical information, under the standardised framework of ADSIC, for providing seamless data and accessing tools, through a single window. This would increase efficiency in processes, procedures and offer optimum results for the private and public sectors in the emirate,” says H.E. Ahmed Shareef, Undersecretary at the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA).

“We are showcasing the foundation data and its various utilisations for making an efficient municipal system at our stand at GIS Abu Dhabi. We have also created an interactive gaming section for children to test their spatial thinking using geography of this region. Visitors to the stand will experience benefits of GIS and improved municipal services,” concludes H.E. Shareef.

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