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Dubai Municipality and Emirates Transport sign new MoU to enhance Dubai Geospatial Infrastructure


On the sidelines of GITEX 2019, Dubai Municipality signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Transport to cooperate in the field of Geospatial Infrastructure (Geo-Dubai).

The GIS center in the Municipality is the sole official source for collecting digital and descriptive geographical and detailed data and information for the emirate from different local departments, public authorities and institutions, persons and companies operating in the Emirate of Dubai.

The agreement was signed by Eng. Mariam Obaid Al Muhairi, Director of the GIS Center and Mohammed AbdulRahim Baramah, Director of Information Systems, Emirates Transport.

Emirates Transport is a federal government institution, fully nationalized and independent financially and administratively. It was established by Federal Law No. 17 of 1981 as It was established by Federal Law No. 17 of 1981 under the official name “Emirates General Transport and Services Corporation” with the purpose of regulating, managing, and supervising the operation of transport and auto maintenance services for various government, federal, and local entities as well as private sector organizations. The Corporation is currently under the umbrella of the Emirates Investment Authority.

The signing of MoU between Emirates Transport and the Municipality is based on the keenness of both parties to lay the foundations of joint strategic cooperation between them as well as to benefit from the services they provide to ensure corporate integration between them, and developing and strengthening of relations of cooperation in order to contribute to regulating and coordinating the legal procedures and systems applicable to them, according to an institutional framework consistent with, and not conflicting with, the obligations and specializations of each other, and in line with the strategic plans of both the organizations.

The MoU aims to increase cooperation between the two parties in the field of promoting, developing and implementing the Geo-Dubai infrastructure, and to exchange expertise, information and available resources between them in order to provide a comprehensive, unified and updated baseline map for Dubai to be used as an effective tool for planning, design and management of development projects.

Al Muhairi said: “The Municipality is committed to fostering cooperation, alliance and coordination between the public and private sectors. Partnerships between the government and private companies provide benefits and advantages to the community, enabling us to achieve customer happiness, using the latest applications with high international standards.”

“Dubai Municipality has launched the Geo-Dubai Infrastructure Project, which aims 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, economic activity sites, etc., 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. Geospatial maps are considered very important to provide various types of smart services,” she added.

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