Ajman land department implements GIS system

AJMAN — The Municipal Planning Department in Ajman has started to apply the lands information system, which is a Geographic Information System (GIS) containing maps and databases of all plots of land in Ajman.



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Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 3 Jul 2007, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:57 AM

The new system will provide current data as maps will be updated on a daily basis indicating all data planning, Engineer Mohammed bin Omair Director of the Planning and Area Department, said yesterday.

He added that a study was under way to draft a basic map of Ajman, which would include a high-precision aerial photography and mapping of all plots and important sites in addition to three-dimensional maps of all buildings in Ajman.

There would be coordination with the Department of Land and Property to complete the electronic link, he added. The department is launching a web site on the Internet containing maps of tourist sites and other places of interest to the public.

For his part, Rashid Al Kaabi Chief of the department of (GIS), said that the land information system would be used by engineers, inspectors and technicians in the departments of the municipal planning department.

He said that the system would facilitate their work. The section was created on the directives of Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the head of Department. He confirmed that the new system would submit multiple services for all departments and private companies. He said that the new system would provide maps, miscellaneous satellite photos, and modern statistical and geographic data. The section would cooperate with a number of local and federal departments such as the department of land and property in Ajman, the Ajman Police, and the Ministry of Economy in addition to the Centre for space reconnaissance of the Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi.

Eng Mohamed Mahmoud Manager of the Project of the GIS, said that the department had registered the data regarding 35, 000 plots of land. The system will be helpful in maintaining land record as 500 new sites will be added every month with changes in ownerships or construction requirements.


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