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First phase of Dubai address system completed

Dubai: Smart address codes have been allocated to every one of the more than 130,000 buildings in Dubai. The allocation of the codes marks the completion of phase one of Dubai Municipality’s Geo Address System (Gas), a new move to assign addresses in the emirate.

The codes, which are mapped to the National Coordinates Grid system, can be communicated far more quickly and accurately than providing lengthy street addresses or complicated directions.

The GIS department presented their progress report to the municipality’s technical committee. The second phase of the Gas’s introduction will involve allocating unique codes to every unit and sub unit in each building to create a 10-digit code for every possible destination in the city.

The 10-digit code can be used in its entirety to pinpoint an exact location, or just the first few digits can be used to identify a broader area.

Source: The National