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Agreement to promote exchange of geo-information

Spain: The Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi signed an MoU with the Cartography Institute of Catalonia in Spain, a mapping agency specialised in the field of GIS and the necessary technological systems to build and manage the Integrated Geodetic Positioning Systems and the maintenance of the topographic data.

The agreement was signed by H.E. Engineer Ahmed Mohamed Al Shareef the Under Secretary of the DMA and H.E. Jaume Miranda Canals the Chairman of the Cartography Institute of Catalonia in the presence of a number of officials in the Municipal System and the Institute of Catalonia.

H.E. Engineer Ahmed Mohamed Al Shareef the Under Secretary of the DMA commented that this agreement aims to exchange knowledge and experience with international institutions specialised in the GIS sector, and it goes in line with the goal of the DMA to adopt the best GIS and data – related services. Al Shareef added that this MoU comes in line with the economic growth and comprehensive development in the Emirate and will enhance geospatial services provided by the municipal system to the residents and strategic partners in the public and private sector.

The MoU is based on the principles of mutually beneficial interest, and is aimed at enhancing the cooperative relations in the geoinformation projects including geodesy mapping (topographic, orthophotographic and thematic), geoinformation, remote sensing, Web services, spatial data infrastructure, subsidence detection through satellite imagery and geo-hazards, in addition to that, the MoU will exchange knowledge to create a leading geoinformation department with sufficient means and structure as to overcome future challenges in data acquisition, processing and dissemination, and to achieve it, all parties shall exchange expertise and high-profile training mainly while carrying out production projects.

Source: AME info