Dubai Develops Comprehensive, Updated And Unified Base Map

Most large-scale illustrated maps are created using several satellite imagery and mapping resources. The 2D maps service starts with a high-quality site plan to fully illustrate a 2D map. The site plan includes key pieces of information and photographs or renderings of buildings that will be included in the map.

Meanwhile, an agreement was signed between RTA and Dubai Municipality for the development of a comprehensive, unified and updated base map of Dubai. The detailed replica of Dubai will include details of its landmark in 2D and 3D. The map will help Dubai in planning and developing the emirate.

The comprehensive geospatial data and maps of “Dubai Here” will include all its assets, landmarks and facilities from the master plans to the interior details of buildings. Also covered are landmarks like roads, trees, bridges, green spaces, utility lines and residential units. The geospatial map of the emirate can be accessed through the electronic system that was launched by Dubai’s Municipality’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Centre.

“Dubai Here” can be easily accessed on the web browser or smart device. Maps will be displayed from a comprehensive geospatial database where all parties are allowed to contribute to or update. There is access to details of housing units, service units and network including information on economic activities, the environment, population and heath.

According to Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality, geospatial data and maps are important tools that can be used for decision-making. “GeoDubai” was also launched by the GIS Centre to provide access to the comprehensive and unified base map.

In order to have a map that can be used as an effective tool for planning, designing and managing development projects, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) also signed an agreement with Dubai Municipality for the development of a unified, updated and comprehensive base map of Dubai.

Before 2D maps service can create an illustrated 2D map of a certain place, the client must provide a long-term plan or estimate of their graphic needs including preferred layers, colors and groups. The design and format of the end product will depend on the materials that have been provided by client.

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