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RTA, Dubai Municipality pen agreement to provide high-tech Dubai 'base map'

Dubai has plans to create a 'digital twin' for Dubai, a replica in the form of 2D and 3D maps of all assets, landmarks and facilities

RTA, Dubai Municipality pen agreement to provide high-tech Dubai 'base map'

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality have penned an agreement to improve Dubai’s geospatial infrastructure and develop a ‘base map’ as part of Dubai Plan 2021, the two entities have announced.

The agreement calls for exchanging experiences, information and resources to develop a comprehensive and updated base map for all the emirate, which can then be used as an effective tool for planning, designing and managing development projects.

“We are excited to sign this agreement, which consolidates our efforts in a variety of fields including the provision of geospatial infrastructure services capable of bringing happiness to Dubai’s citizens, residents, tourists and visitors,” said Mohammed Ali Al Awadhi, director of information technology at RTA’s corporate technology support services sector.

In Dubai, geospatial information is provided by the Geographic Information Systems Centre at Dubai Municipality, with information including urban planning, building legislation, addressing, road network, services, the 3D digital model, and aerial photos.

The centre has plans to provide a ‘digital twin’ for Dubai, a replica in the form of 2D and 3D maps of all assets, landmarks and facilities.

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