Dubai Municipality’s e-address system will initially cover 40,000 buildings in 63 districts
The Dubai Municipality will implement phase one of its new e-address system Makani in October, according to state news agency WAM.
The Makani system will allow people to locate entrances of buildings, warehouses, factories, hotels, schools, mosques, farms and free zones in the emirate. It features an addressing system that uses ten numbers to uniquely identify each main entrance of a building, with a precision level of 1 square metre.
Abdulhakim Malik, GIS director at Dubai Municipality, noted that the civic body was finalising procedures with the contracting company working on the multi-phase project.
“Phase 1 will cover 40,000 buildings in 63 districts, in addition to government departments and the metro stations,” he added.
The Makani system will provide new names for streets and coordinate location databases for governments and private bodies. The Makani app can be downloaded for free on smart phones, tablet computers, laptops, desktops and automotive navigation systems, and comes with a voice navigation feature.