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Qatar rolls out nationwide geo-tagging project

Qatar: Qatar’s Civic Ministry rolled out an ambitious project of replacing existing number plates on buildings with metal plates containing electronic chips. Set to be completed within 18 months, the electronic chips will show information like the building’s location, and numbers for water, electricity and telecom connections.
The project is designed to help service providers such as fire-fighters and ambulance services to reach places quickly and with ease, in case of an emergency. 
The electronic chips will be linked to a database of buildings being created by the Geographical Information Systems Centre (GISC) of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, Qatar. In turn, the GISC will link the database to more than 60 public service agencies, including utilities, Civil Defence and medical emergency units.
Source: The Peninsula