ADSIC hosts workshop on GIS and big data

Workshop raised awareness of the potential of big data analytics and geospatial systems

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ADSIC hosts workshop on GIS and big data ADSIC is helping government organisations to harness the power of analytics and geospatial data.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 16, 2016

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) has held an awareness workshop to highlight the potential of geospatial analysis of big data for government.

The workshop, which was organised as part of ADSIC's Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) program, hosted 71 employees from 25 government entities, to raise awareness of geospatial systems and the role of big data analytics.

The workshop was hosted by Mansour Raad of geospatial systems specialist Esri.

The session included a detailed presentation on the theoretical and practical background and various aspects of big data, in addition to special presentations on key case studies, best international practices and the most important sources regarding Big Data and how they relate to ADSIC's Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI).

The workshop included analysis and open discussions of international products and globally implemented projects and their capacity in government business sectors and across a number of vital sectors, such as oil and gas, transportation, telecommunications, and agriculture, amongst others.

The event included a presentation on the analysis of transportation data gathered by taxis in Abu Dhabi, which has been conducted by the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transportation. The sessions also included technical meetings with experts to develop action plans to transfer gained knowledge through the implementation of work modules with the Abu Dhabi Education Council, the National Petroleum Construction Company and the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) model.

"The workshop has enabled us to exchange ideas and discuss big data challenges and opportunities with our strategic partners from other government entities and how to make best of them in light of the AD-SDI Program and its supporting technologies through GIS," said Ms. Khawla Al Fahim, Executive Manager - Spatial Data Centre at ADSIC.

"Spatial data has become a key element in providing the latest and most accurate geographic information and government services supported by accessible, effective and reliable spatial data. ADSIC is committed to raising awareness levels and constantly evaluating them to suit the requirements of our government."

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