DLD showcases state-of-the-art BCS at GISWORX


Dubai / Emirates Business

Dubai Land Department (DLD) is participating for the second time at GISWORX 16, the largest and the most significant GIS (geographic information systems) user gathering in the region. Taking place at the Al Bustan Rotana Dubai from April 19-21, GISWORX 16 comprises of a host of conferences, workshops and networking opportunities.
DLD’s participation at the event will see its Technical Department showcasing its state-of-the-art Building Classification System (BCS), which was officially launched early June 2015.
“We are pleased to participate in the GISWORX conference and exhibition, as it represents an opportunity to share knowledge with government departments. It also allows us to recognize the latest techniques used in the field of maps and space data for the purposes of the ongoing development in the department’s E-Systems,” said HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General, DLD.
He added, “We are very proud of our technical developments and look forward to the opportunity to present these to professionals at important platforms such as GISWORX 2016, with DLD’s Your Info system being one such advancement. Exhibitions such as this enable our specialists to share ideas and allow the department to learn about new initiatives taking place at the global level, meaning that we are able to keep up with the latest developments that are vital to aspects of our operations.”
“This event is a great opportunity to promote our innovative projects, and share knowledge with professional organizations to improve DLD’s smart and E-Systems. We aim to utilize these technologically advanced platforms in order to ensure easy-to-use systems for our customers unite leading UAE experts and specialists in this field,” Bin Mejren concluded.
Through its participation, DLD will focus on the most prominent technical achievement; the new Building Classification System, and Online BCS Portal which was launched in November 2015. The project has so far managed to survey more than 20 thousand pieces of land, and more than 120 thousand units ranging from apartments and offices.
“The department is constantly working to improve its services in order to streamline customers’ procedures by introducing intelligent and sophisticated systems, as well as field engineering work. We hope that these efforts will help support government plans and orientations to make Dubai the happiest city in the world, especially since such programs ensure the delivery of services to customers in comfort,” said Mohammed Khoder Al Dah, Director of the Technical Department, DLD.
The Department of Technical Affairs at DLD started the first classification process in 2015, with engineers using smart computer programme to on sport enter data of buildings sans the use of papers.

The classification process is meant to determine the buildings to be surveyed by the administration, followed by an engineer’s visit to the site, where pictures are taken and the relevant data is entered into the system after being put through the paces of a 60-point questionnaire.
It is expected that the highly-anticipated event will provide a platform for government departments to participate and for private companies to offer their services in the field of geographic information systems. These organizations include Dubai Municipality, Dubai Statistics Center, Dubai Design District, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Sharjah Municipality, Dewa and the University of the UAE. Technical Affairs Department staff will be present at DLD stand to respond to all visitors’ queries.

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