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GIS ward maps of Dhaka help the city

GIS ward maps of Dhaka City Corporation in Bangladesh are being made. GIS maps for 59 wards in Dhaka have been completed while 16 maps are under planning processing. Rest of the 15 would be completed by next fiscal year. In the GIS ward maps, holding number of every residential house and commercial building and the location of owners of the houses are included. Therefore, location of all educational institutions, markets, mosques, temples, churches, mazars, banks, hospitals, clinics, community centres, important government and private offices, bridges, culverts, graveyards, roads, coaching centres, dustbins and slums are also included in the ward maps. Houses under construction and completed houses along with heights of the buildings are also found in the map. Recently terrorists have taken shelter at a certain area of the city. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has found only the address of the house where the terrorists have taken shelter. Only using this information, the RAB could trace out the terrorists with the help of the GIS map. Conservancy Department of the DCC is using maps to locate dustbins in the city. The maps would be helpful for the utility services including that of WASA, DESA, Titas Gas and Fire Services.