Dubai Municipality signs contract with UK agency to develop building system
Dubai Municipality has signed two contracts with Ordnance Survey, the UK national mapping agency, to benefit from global geospatial expertise to accelerate innovation and help develop fundamental services for citizens, residents and visitors to Dubai.
Ordnance Survey will support the Dubai Municipality Building Regulatory and Permitting Agency to improve services to customers and stakeholders in the building and construction industry in the city.
Ordnance Survey also provides Dubai Municipality with expertise to support teams working in the areas of monitoring activities, building permits, survey services, executive planning and geographic information systems. This partnership aims to improve planning and construction processes in the Emirate of Dubai, supported by reliable and maintained geospatial data and cadastral operations.
Paul French, Commercial Director of Ordnance Survey, said: “Our partnership with Dubai Municipality will continue for 12 months, during which we will work on the assessment, development and implementation of a sustainable road, which will allow the municipality to carry out the transformation process. and to provide better services to its customers in the building and construction sector in the public and private sectors.
Engineer Maryam Obaid Almheiri, CEO of the Buildings Regulation & Permits Agency, said: “The agency aims to develop, regulate and manage the system of building activities in the Emirate of Dubai, and implement pioneering systems to serve the city, develop executive planning, surveying and building services. Our partnership with Ordnance Survey and other internationally renowned consulting firms helps us achieve our goals.
A second contract has also been extended between Dubai Municipality’s GIS Center Department (GISCD) and Ordnance Survey, to implement the multi-year geospatial development strategy, following the success of the previous contract over the past of the last two years.
The GISCD supports the efforts of the Government of Dubai in a wide range of activities with the aim of accelerating the pace of the innovation process and strengthening the role of the GISCD as a leading authority in the service sector, geospatial data and strategies.
The partnership between GISCD and Ordnance Survey has developed a roadmap for getting the most out of geospatial data in Dubai. The next step is to start the pilot phase of new technologies and use them for the benefit of its citizens. The third year of the contract will see the activation of new geospatial data extraction, management and exchange platforms, enabling GISCD to provide the government, businesses and citizens of Dubai with richer and more up-to-date geographic data. , reinforcing Dubai’s efforts to achieve its goals in the areas of innovation, digital twin and sustainability.
Maitha Ali Al Nuaimi, Acting Director of the GISC Department, said: “Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and the GISCD strategy will provide a modern ‘digital twin’ of the emirate. The cooperation long-term relationship between the management of the center and the Ordnance Survey contributes to the achievement of these objectives, in addition to allowing us to reinforce the aspirations of the Government of Dubai to make Dubai the happiest city in the world in all respects .