Preparation and Update of the Policies, Standards and Specifications of Spatial Data, Surveying and Addressing
CLIENT: Department of Municipalities and Transport
LOCATION: Abu Dhabi, UAE
GPC-GIS was commissioned to support the newly reformed Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in conducting the Project “Preparation and Update of the Policies, Standards and Specifications of Spatial Data, Surveying and Addressing”, which is positioned to achieve the next wave of innovation in how geospatial technology and data is leveraged for progressive municipal governance in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
DMT, as a key agent in realizing the Smart City vision in Abu Dhabi, is pioneering the digital transformation for the municipal sector through spatially enabled “GeoSMART” solutions and services complemented by innovative design thinking and a progressive implementation approach. The Geo Municipal Hub is the most recent example, among others, highlighting the strategic but practical approach being followed by DMT Spatial Data Division (SDD) for driving the transformation and establishing a common enterprise platform with multiple access channels for internal and external stakeholders.
The Project has been envisaged as a continuation of the SDD strategy, with topical focus on the areas of spatial data, land survey, cadaster and street addressing. The DMT’s GIS roadmap is being updated to address data readiness, the overall Geo-Maturity of the DMT and constituent municipalities, and the policies, regulations and guidelines that will provide the enabling environment for the SDD to focus on the key priorities that will further advance GeoSMART municipal enterprise systems empowering and alignment with the vision, mission, and goals of the organization.
GPC-GIS has a long historical and on-going participation in several significant local government initiatives in Abu Dhabi Emirate including the Abu Dhabi Municipal GeoSmart Roadmap, the Abu Dhabi Geo-naming and Street Addressing Program (ONWANI), the Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) within which the municipalities played a key role, the Electronic No-Objection Certificate (e-NOC) system, the Contractor and Consultant Classification System and the Building Areas Preparations (BAP) initiative.