Dubai – Masaader News
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has scooped the Excellence in GIS Implementation at GISWORX 2018 Award (EGI Award). It is a coveted regional prize awarded by GISTEC, one of the biggest GIS specialized organization in the region, and representative of ESRI, a global leader in spatial analytics.
The achievement was unveiled during the annual GISWORX Conference that has recently taken place in Dubai and was attended by scores of representatives of prominent government, semi-government entities as well as private businesses from the UAE and the region. The event attracted top experts, specialists and keynote speakers from the world over.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA was thrilled with the Award as it demonstrates RTA’s efforts in adopting latest technologies, especially in IT and geospatial systems, which offer the potentials of providing sophisticated services in public transit networks. Thus, capitalising on such technologies will reflect considerably on customers’ happiness, including public transport riders. There is a need for yet more efforts to up the efficiency, and protect information, which is an integral component of RTA’s core assets.
Al Tayer made these remarks when accepting the EGI Award trophy presented by the GIS Team from RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector.
RTA has obtained EGI Award thanks to the enhanced implementation of geospatial technology in displaying and analysing spatial data. The introduction of the technology has also improved the efficiency of fieldwork through the external GIS e-Gateway that serves RTA’s engineers and inspectors at site. It also supports the Smart City drive and integrates the GIS with RTA’s technological systems.
“RTA is always keen on applying top-notch technology to facilitate procedures and the processing of online transactions with the aim of playing a leading role in this global field, which is shaping into a backbone of prosperity and a key ingredient of decent living,” said Maher Shirah, Director of IT at RTA’s Corporate Technology Support Services Sector.
“Winning this Award is a clear manifestation of the relentless efforts made to keep pace with the latest trends of technology with a view to improving and widening the scope of GIS in a sustained environment,” he added.
EGI Award is stipulated to recognise entities that promote and encourage innovation and experimentation in GIS implementation and reward efforts made in this field.