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 historical
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.