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Dubai Municipality successfully updates the Emirate’s base map and inventory of government assets

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The Dubai Municipality has updated the base
map of the Emirate of Dubai through its GIS Center, along with the inventory of
government assets across the Emirate. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of
Dubai Municipality, gave significant prominence to the initiative during his
briefing, where he learned of the major projects and operations of the center
for 2022. The initiative focused on the development of a database and
dictionary of assets, which would be updated through aerial photographs and
internally at the centre, through field surveys for strategic partners’ assets.

The update process is in line with Dubai
Municipality’s goal to provide partners with services and geospatial maps using
the latest technology, in accordance with the best approved international
standards and the directives of Dubai’s wise leadership. It facilitated the
systematic collection and compilation of a geospatial database, which will be updated
regularly. The project’s outputs further included updated data for Dubai’s
Digital Surface Model (DSM) and Digital Terrain Model (DTM), along with the
updated geospatial data and green areas collected using geospatial artificial
intelligence technology. In addition, the GIS Center now owns the first
‘PluraView’ unit in Dubai, where staff members were trained to take advantage
of the technology to construct three-dimensional models from aerial images,
based on corrected measurements for quality control and data extraction.

Dawoud Al Hajri said: “The municipality,
through its GIS Center, is keen to provide services and geospatial maps to
partners using the most advanced technologies, following internationally
accepted standard practices and the wise leadership’s directives. We truly
recognize the importance of geospatial projects, operations, and initiatives,
including the update process of the base map project, as it plays a crucial
role in planning and development of the infrastructure in the Emirate.”

The project, which utilizes aerial
photography and the 3D PluraView, a three-dimensional stereo device, to cover
all of Dubai with an accuracy of 10-15 cms, is considered to be one of the
center’s most important projects. The municipality’s efforts are certain to
enhance the Emirate’s geospatial projects and improve the asset database across
the region.

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