Dubai: Dubai’s satellite location address and navigation system, Makani, will soon be compatible with Google and HERE maps, as revealed by an official. Dubai Municipality’s Makani (My Location) assigns a 10-digit number to every building in Dubai on a digital map and helps users find the desired location using the free Makani smartphone app.
“In the future, the building or address will be traceable on Google and HERE maps as well using the Makani number,” said Abdul Hakim Abdul Kareem Malek, Director, Geographic Information System Department, Dubai Municipality. Malek expects Google and HERE compatibility to be online by 2016. Around 125,000 buildings in Dubai will be registered with Makani. “The Makani app will also be available on Windows and BlackBerry smart app stores within April,” added Malek.
Source: Gulf news