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ADEC launches GIS application for smartphones

UAE: Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) launched a new application to support usage of smartphones for exchanging geographical information and data between ADEC’s Information Database Center and its managers, advisors and inspectors using GIS.

Dr Rafic Makki, ADEC’s Executive Director of Strategic Planning Office, said that the new application will provide a platform for ADEC’s administrators and inspectors to instantly exchange reports, supported by data and photos, with the Information Database Center via smartphones from anywhere and at anytime to include school sites, educational zones, etc. This will help accelerate the information analysis process in order to take the necessary decisions or actions without delay.

Users of the new application can obtain the required data, information and statistics by using various search options, Dr Makki added.  

“We believe that smartphones are the best tools to use in field visits as the user may be located in classrooms or other school facilities or even on his/her way to the school,” said Dr Alaadin Ali, ADEC’s Data Center Manager.

The new application can be easily and instantly installed on any smartphone device to be ready for use. Such initiatives help improve the performance of educators so that they could respond to the needs of the education sector in due course, he added.    

Source: Zawya