Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi has won two prestigious international accolades at the 23rd Annual GIS-T 2010 Symposium, held in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. The Department of Transport’s GIS Section won Honourable Mentions in the Public Presentation Category for its poster map entitled “Abu Dhabi Bus Route Map”, and in the Effective Cartography Category’ for poster map entitled “Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi Highways”.
The awards were announced during the Symposium, which was sponsored by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The GIS-T Symposium offers a unique chance for GIS professionals from government and private sector to network, share industry experiences and get updated on the latest technology and software in vogue in the transport industry worldwide.
Over 400 participants registered for the Symposium, which also attracted nearly 50 exhibitors from around the globe. Representatives from all US Departments of Transports and from several other countries took part.
The Symposium brought together top keynote speakers, besides hosting discussion forums, workshops, presentation and offered a unique opportunity for GIS representatives and officials to showcase their experiences and achievements.