Abu Dhabi UPC unveils new GIS software

Introduction coincides with World GIS Day

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has unveiled two new Geographical Information System (GIS) initiatives. The first, GeoPlanner Version 2, is an updated addition of the Council’s hugely successful GeoPlanner technology while the second, GeoPad, comprises state-of-the-art planning software especially for use on the iPad. The launch of these technologies coincides with World GIS Day – the international forum that sees users of GIS technology around the world demonstrate how real-world applications are making a difference to society.

GeoPlanner is an internal web portal, developed by the UPC’s Spatial Data Department, which enables the council’s planners easily identify masterplans, planning policies and regulations for any location or area and to visually track the development proposal review and approval process. Used throughout the UPC’s planning departments, including Planning Policy, Development Review, Estidama and Corporate Communications, it is the most popular planning support development tool at the UPC.

“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,” commented, Eng. Amer Al Hammadi, Director of Planning and Infrastructure at the UPC.


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