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Dubai to launch address system by end of 2014

Nearly 130,000 buildings and locations have so far been given unique numbers

Dubai to launch address system by end of 2014
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Dubai Municipality is to launch a new address system which will make it easier to find the exact location of more than 130,000 buildings and locations in the city by the end of 2014.

"No more waiting or confusion to identify any place, building, street or locality in Dubai, if you are using the new Geo Address System developed by Dubai Municipality's Geographical Information Systems Department," Abdul Hakim Malik, Director of Dubai Municipality’s Geographical Information Systems Department told the WAM news agency.

The department has so far numbered 130,000 entities in Dubai, which will be installed with a plaque with a 10-digit unique number.

Dubai Municipality said it aimed to have the Geo-Address System up and running by the end of 2014, once the numbering or entire buildings and locations is completed.

The system with create a national coordinate grid, which will enable users to find and reach any location in Dubai via smart phones, iPads, computers and navigators, WAM reported.

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Siham 7 years ago

This is great! It's about time...I believe things like Addy (http://addy.co) can help, too.