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UK expert underscores geospatial tech’s potential

Abu Dhabi, UAE: In order to use speed cameras as a reliable tool in case of an emergency or a crisis, they must be supplemented by proper geospatial data, observes Commodore Pat Tyrrell, Deputy Chief Executive at the Defence Communication Services Agency in the UK. Tyrrell was addressing a workshop on the need for developing and defining geospatial capabilities necessary to create better emergency and crises safeguards in the UAE

Tyrrell spoke about how geospatial intelligence (storing and processing location information in a database) can be used by the emergency management and civil defence sectors to help safeguard national security.

“The use of crisis geospatial intelligence was only used by the military, but it is now available for everyone, since decision-makers are starting to realise that it can be used to identify important environmental, safety, and transport concerns,” said Tyrrell.

Making use of space and airborne terrestrial systems alongside the proper integrated data will help bring about a coherent picture on how things look like in the streets of Abu Dhabi. “The whole point is to enable different entities to use their resources effectively,” added Tyrrell.

Source: Gulf News