Municipality has launched an e-guide for Dubai, which
allows Internet users to locate places in the emirate
through an Internet browser.
launch of the new service, which is available at www.gis.gov.ae,
comes as part of the e-government programme of the
Sultan, 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.
will 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.
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.
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
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.