Bahrain: Five new spatial data layers have been added to the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, according to Dr. Khalid Al—Haidan, Director of GIS and member of the National GIS Steering Committee, Bahrain. These layers are special data layers of digital elevations in the Kingdom, health information layer, demographic statistics layers, communications layer and Kingdom geoids layer.
The new layers will supplement more than 25 data layers of the infrastructure information embedded within the National Geographic Information System that serves more than 30 government and non— government authorities round the clock. It enables faster decision making service and overall planning.
Dr. Al-Haidan also called on all state authorities to get maximum benefit from this national investment in National Geographic Information System.