Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will work with the municipality to develop the infrastructure for the initiative and create a unified geolocation map for the emirate.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Municipality to work on a geolocation infrastructure project as part of the geospatial GeoDubai initiative.
The MoU includes sharing information and data to provide a comprehensive, updated and unified geolocation map for Dubai.
The MoU includes planning, designing and managing development projects between both parties. The GeoDubai initiative is being designed, implemented and managed by the Geographic Information Systems Centre (GISC) in Dubai Municipality. Its main aim is to provide unified and comprehensive base-map geospatial data layers of the Emirate of Dubai to its stakeholders.
“The cooperation between government entities in Dubai is especially important as this is the ‘Year of the 50th’, when we collaborate with our partners to ensure Dubai’s readiness and enhance its competitiveness and leadership,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
“We also aim to put Dubai at the forefront of cities that anticipate and shape the future, and embark on further progress, prosperity and growth to make the UAE the world’s leading nation by its centennial in 2071.”
The agreement aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable geolocation infrastructure that enables smart and innovative services for customers to support the decision-making process.
“We also aim to put Dubai at the forefront of cities that anticipate and shape the future, and embark on further progress”
This aligns with the Smart Dubai initiative to make Dubai a city of the future and transform the Government of Dubai into a fully digital government.
“Dewa effectively contributes to Dubai’s progress in leading the future, by reworking the traditional concepts of work mechanisms to suit rapid global changes. We also employ creativity, innovation and technology in addition to the latest disruptive technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution applications,” added Al Tayer.
Dawood Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality, said: “The GeoDubai initiative, launched by the GIS Centre in Dubai Municipality, has strengthened Dubai’s global leadership and position, which embodies the vision of the wise leadership towards adopting all means that contribute to planning and designing a better future for future generations.”
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