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Abu Dhabi Municipality launches GIS portal

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has launched the initial phase of ‘Makani’ service to serve as a GIS Portal and a focal point of information and spatial data-related assets.

The Portal is set to provide easy access to a vital pool of information that helps cut short transactions processing time and cost. It also aims to eliminate overlapping and duplication of processes. It supports taking informed decisions in a speedy manner using latest technological systems in a process that echoes the Municipality’s Mission of delivering top quality, effective and customer-centric services.

Engineer Salah Al Sarraj, Acting Executive Director of Town Planning Sector, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, said “Makani” is a new addition to the services offered by the Municipality and is intended to act as a main Portal for the exchange of data and offering GIS services to all public and private agencies besides offering domestic use to Municipal Sectors and Divisions engaged in asset management.”

“The Portal is of great importance as it uses GIS applications in planning, designing and constructing projects and roads as well as navigational purposes in support of several Divisions namely; Urban Planning, Lands & Properties, Building Permits, Roads & Infrastructure, and Parks & Recreational Facilities. Its importance is also underlined through benefiting from the data analysis properties and statistical functions to be provided by the Portal in the near future and the services will also be made available to the use of other government agencies and some external partners as well,” Er. Sarraj continued.

Engineer Yousuf Al Marzouqi, Director of Spatial Data Division, said, “The portal will address the needs and requirements of various municipal sectors, divisions as well as strategic partners. Every effort is being made to ensure that the Portal will be easy to use and contains most the essential tools needed for the daily business routines.”

Source: ADM