WSIS Prizes Contest 2020 Nominee

UAE Infrastructure Geo-Spatial Platform


UAE Infrastructure Geospatial Platform is A “one‐stop shop” to deliver trusted, nationally consistent geospatial data and services. It provides a suite of well‐managed, highly available, and trusted geospatial data, services, and applications for use by the governments agencies and citizens.
1. Enable Federal agencies and their partners to publish and catalog interoperable web services for all geospatial data, including data identified as “nationally significant”
2. Enable Federal agencies and their partners to develop and share geospatial services and applications through the use of shared application hosting infrastructure and source code sharing capabilities;
3. Offer a mechanism through which Federal agencies can access and/or procure commercially licensed geospatial data and tools by leveraging shared infrastructure and common procurement mechanisms; and
4. Empower a new generation of geospatial collaboration by enabling users of all types to develop and share maps and services with data from trusted content along with user‐contributed data.

To enable these different capabilities fully in the site, a range of user accounts with varying privileges and access rights will be implemented.

Additionally, policies and procedures to support the provisioning and use of these accounts should be established and implemented.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge 2020
  • AL C7. E-government
  • AL C11. International and regional cooperation
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

  • United Arab Emirates



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Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Remote and rural communities
  • Government Agencies , Citizens , Tourist , students , SMEs and the public


the project is stableman since it is aligned with different strategies that are midterm and long term in the national level as well as the international level. in the national level ; it is aligned with the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the pillar of The Experience of the future where it seeks for Intelligent Government Services where it aims to deliver the world’s best intelligent, seamless and citizen-centric government services that boosts the happiness and wellbeing of customers. Moreover it emphasize on having Integrated cyber secured data Environment Build an integrated cyber-secured big data environment equipped with intelligent connectivity and develop the necessary protocols to protect it. Furthermore , the project is aligned with UAE century strategy 2071 . as for the international level , it is aligned with the SDGs where it mainly serving the Goal eleven (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) along with the other goals since most the SDGS data and KPIs are inferred from this platform. the data are integrated and read from the different related entities to be calculated and illustrated as sub-portals from the main platform.

WSIS values promotion

this platform is considered as a national ICT project that merge and leverage the effort of having a national geospatial platform for sharing data and easing the access to these information especially the data that are categorized as open data. spatial open data can help the community and public to finds a specific data that they are interested with. as well as for the students , the data can be used in their academic researches and projects. Moreover , it can helps initiating SMEs in the country. Furthermore, it can promotes new shared services among the integrated government entities.

Entity name

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOID)

Entity country—type

United Arab Emirates Government

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Ministry of Infrastructure Development , , Prime Minister's Office , , Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority , , , The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) , Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, , Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, Dubai Municipality, , , Sharjah Department of Town Planning and Survey , Ajman municipality and planning Department , , Umm Alquwain Department of Urban Planning , , Ras Al Khaimah Municipality , Fujairah Municipality ,