UAE: As a step to enhance cooperation and exchange knowledge and experience in the field of geospatial information and authoritative mapping, the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ordnance Survey International.
The MoU was signed by H.E. Engineer Ahmed Mohamed Al Shareef the Under Secretary of the DMA and Dr. Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey Great Britain; the parent organisation of Ordnance Survey International.
The signing took place during a ceremony attended by officials from both organizations at the DMA headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The MoU aligns with the long-term desire of both parties to establish a strategic framework and explore new cooperation opportunities in the field of geospatial information management.
Potential collaboration areas include the following; development of geospatial strategy and policy, project roadmaps and delivery, process optimisation, utilisation of geospatial data to support business processes, geospatial data architectures, address infrastructure, 3D and Building Information Models (BIM), capability and capacity building, open standards and geodetic network infrastructure.
In addition to that, both parties will exchange knowledge and share learning experiences through training programmes. Ordnance Survey International is providing technology- and vendor-independent government to government advisory services to DMA.