DUBAI - The Department of Transport, or DoT, in Abu Dhabi has won the Excellence Award in Geographic Information System (GIS) Implementation for the second successive time by GISTEC. The award was announced at GISWORX ’11, the 2011 GIS Workshops and Exhibition for Esri Users.
This excellence award was given to the DoT for its work in Geographic Information Systems in the Transportation Category and also for its implementation across the Emirate. At the GISWORX ’11, DoT showcased its activities and initiatives and provided important information on its GIS Web Applications. The DoT team also answered inquiries related to different topics such as the Intranet Portal, Corporate GIS Database and the developed spatial tools.
Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the GISWORK’11 government partner and the organisation tasked with making the Abu Dhabi Government more effective and efficient in delivering modern, efficient and constituent-centric e-Government services, praises DoT’s efforts and initiatives through its participation as a successful and long-standing member of the spatial data community. ADSiC and the Department of Transport cooperate on Abu Dhabi’s spatial data programme, an ADSIC administered e-government program to facilitate the sharing of geospatial data among government agencies and other stakeholders. The GISWORX ’11 provided a unique in-depth learning environment on different aspects of GIS to both beginners and advanced users through several technical workshops on focused topics. The workshop and exhibitions help organisations take full advantage of their software investment by enhancing the knowledge and skills of their GIS professionals. It also addresses key issues related to GIS implementation in specific industries.