has launched an e-guide for Dubai, which allows
Internet users to locate places in the emirate
through an Internet browser.
The launch of the
new service, which is available at www.gis.gov.ae,
comes as part of the e-government programme of
the civic body.
Director-General of Dubai Municipality, called
the new e-venture a revolution in the Geographical
Information Systems (GIS) sector s the service
could be availed by all the local departments,
government establishments, general public and
tourists from any part of the world.
help streamline procedures of a number of government
departments with respect to the GIS," Mr.
Sultan said, while addressing a Press Conference
organized to announce the launch of the e-guide.
The Press Conference
was also attended by Hussein Nasser Lootah, Assistant
Director-General of the Municipality for Environment
and Public Health Affairs and Head of the e-government
committee at the civic body, and Mohammed Al Zafin,
Director of the GIS Centre, Dubai e-guide is the
first official site for locating activities, facilities
and services in the emirate of Dubai including
landmarks and historical sites.
It is of great
help in locating government facilities and utilities
with information including addresses and images
of major landmarks. Locating places can be done
in three ways: Guided Search (by selecting the
name of the place), Address Search (by keying
in the building number and road number or name
in addition to community number or name) and Map
Search (by defining an area and then searching
within the specified distance).
The Dubai e-guide
can also be used for printing maps and measuring
distance between places. There is a zoom in and
zoom out facility on the site for the maps.