Abu Dhabi, UAE: Municipality of Abu Dhabi City (ADM) announced a new project, 3D model of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The project aims to enhance the planning, designing and development processes in support of the realisation of the Abu Dhabi’s Strategic Plan 2030. It is considered to be the first of its kind in the world in terms of size, technological setup and applied solutions.
The project, carried out by the GIS Section and the Spatial Data Division of the ADM, will span more than 5,866 sq. km. and include areas of Abu Dhabi, the Western Region and Al Ain.
The project will help establish a link between various projects and highlight their developmental, environmental, social and economic aspects. According to ADM, it will also help make it easier for decision-makers to carry out their duties, particularly in the field of urban planning and issuance procedures of building permits in addition to finding appropriate solutions for transportation.
Engineer Yousuf Abdul Rahman Al Marzouqi, Director of Spatial Data, explained that the project will be carried out in four stages over two years. He explained that the project will help in the follow-up of buildings and in plans for maintenance of re-building. It will also have a “considerable impact on the cultural and heritage aspects,” he added, pointing out that it will also provide a tool to monitor the heritage changes in the city.
Moreover, the model is important in supporting risks, crises and rescue management in the field of Civil Defence, said Marzouqi.
The official pointed out that the project will also help in health and educational aspects, by “streamlining infrastructure planning, which will contribute to building an enhanced healthy and civilised educational environment.”
“The project will similarly have a positive impact on the security and safety of the community as it will define the areas covered by surveillance cameras intended to preserve the safety and security of the community. Furthermore, it can be capitalised on to develop flight control and routes at airports for the safety of passengers, aircrafts and facilities and for the benefit of the community in general,” stated Al Marzouqi.