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
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 specified distance).
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.