Bahrain: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), Bahrain, launched the ‘Bahrain e-Atlas’, announced Dr. Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Haidan, Director, GIS Directorate, CIO. He said that users can browse the pages of the e-Atlas with ease through simple tools that are available through official website of the CIO, Bahrain locator and Bahrain Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI). The launch of the e-Atlas corresponds with the overwhelming response from several entities for the paper-based of Bahrain Atlas.
Dr. Al-Haidan explained that the e-Atlas is based-on the latest satellite images. It contains spatial information related to addresses roads area names and blocks. He added that e-Atlas is part of series of achievements outputs and services provided by the CIO in this field. It comes within the CIO and is provided through the management of GIS Directorate services such as Bahrain locator. It also comes in the context of continuous development and keeps up with the latest technology to serve the geographic information sector in the Kingdom.
According to Dr. Al-Haidan, the GIS Directorate is keen to implement projects that positively reflect on the development and serving the citizens and residents. The Directorate has managed in a short period to form a geographic database and the atlas is the product of advanced geographic databases. He opined that GIS Directorate hopes there will be a positive reflection for the ‘Bahrain e-Atlas’ amongst individuals, tourists, government and non-government institutions.