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Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council launches GIS apps

New version of GIS portal and iPad app to aid urban planners

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council launches GIS apps
The UPC uses a number of GIS solutions in planning.

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (the UPC) has announced two Geographical Information Systems (GIS) initiatives, to mark World GIS Day.

The UPC, which is responsible for the planning of Abu Dhabi's urban environments, has launched a new version of its GIS web portal, GeoPlanner 2, and is also delivering GIS solutions to the iPad, with its GeoPad application.

The GeoPlanner portal is an internal web portal, used by UPC's various planning departments, which allows planners to visually identify and track masterplans, planning policies and regulations for any location or area.

The GeoPad app will make projects, plans and maps available via iPad, and will be synchronized with the UPC's spatial database for mobile use.

Eng. Amer Al Hammadi, Director of Planning and Infrastructure at the UPC said: "The UPC regards GIS technologies as an essential element of the planning process and we therefore continue to drive forward in ensuring that we have the latest capabilities and tools at our finger tips.  These latest initiatives take our GIS abilities to a new level and they will be of benefit not only to our internal team here at the UPC but to all our key stakeholders as well."

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