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 civic body.
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
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
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.