Dubai: Dubai municipality’s electronic map application ‘Makani’ has recently been launched and is available for Apple and Android stores. “With the Makani application people can find any location in Dubai within one metre, which is more accurate than other location finders,” said Abdul Hakim Malik, Director of GIS Department at Dubai Municipality.
The application uses Dubai coordinates, a project undertaken by Dubai Municipality to improve location finding in the emirate. “A ten digit number has been given to each building and every location, including government organisations, hospitals, parks, commercial buildings, houses, factories, warehouses, etc. The number or Geographical Information System (GIS) coordinates will help in locating places and people more easily, as Dubai does not have a traditional addressing system,” added Hakim.