The vision of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department is to build the future of the emirate of Ajman by promoting its environment, infrastructure and services in accordance with the highest global standards using the national resources while observing the values and traditions.
GIS in Ajman Municipality was started in year 2006. However, the GIS Division was officially established in 2007 under the Planning and Survey Department. The mission of the department is to provide state-of-the-art geospatial services to various departments in the municipality and in private companies. Today, GIS in Ajman is used in many applications mainly in urban planning and cadastral applications. A complete data base of 60, 000 land parcels in Ajman has been completed and is updated on regular basis.
Projects like Ajman Base Map, Ajman Explorer website, Lands Information System, Locate your land service, Ajman EMap Application, land ownership application and many more were completed successfully by the municipality and the planning department which have enhanced the integrated development of the emirate. The objective of the municipality is to design and develop various services in compliance with standards of excellence and electronic transformation to meet the needs and expectations of their clients.
The municipality also aims to develop and construct an infrastructure to meet the needs of sustainable development and cater for future growth of population and increasing construction projects in the emirate. Preservation of architectural characteristics and building heritage in the emirate is also one of the objectives of the municipality.
The Ajman municipality was recognised for its work with the "Excellence of GIS Implementation Award" in 2008 and the "Geospatial Excellence Award" in 2009.
The GIS division at the municipality plans to establish a centralised GIS data base system which will be accessible by all government and private departments in Ajman. The municipality is also working towards making GIS a valuable tool to a wide range of public and private establishments in Ajman emirate.
Head – GIS
Ajman Municipality & Planning Department.
Utilisation of technology
GIS is used in many applications in Ajman mainly in urban planning and cadastral applications. A complete data base of all the land parcels has been created depicting all information and maps related to them. The base map project for Ajman was initiated in 2007 and now we have plenty of data of layers, plenty of maps that we are using in several applications in different departments in Ajman Municipatiliy. The information is shared with many government & private departments.
Source of data
Use of cadastral maps
On SDI initiatives
Municipality needs to know the places where accidents are occurring frequently. The municipality will study and try to find out the reasons for the accidents that have occurred at a certain place. If there is something wrong with the design of the road, then the municipality will take measures to reduce accidents.