February 27, 2012 — A comprehensive statewide scheme has been implemented in Qatar for geographical information systems (GIS) to serve the needs of both public and government entities.
There are currently more that 60 organizations in the country that apply GIS in its daily transactions through the Centre for Geographic Information System that pertains to the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.
The three-dimension (3-D) model, which enjoys a high level of detail (LOD), is one of such projects. It would be highly instrumental for planners and decision makers as well as other various applications.
The potential applications of this model are broad and multiple. It gives the user the possibility of dealing with the usual construction environment, and see the surroundings in 3-D with the ability of virtual flying around and simulation.
Through the applications of this model, planner could estimate the aesthetic and environmental effects of a certain building within an existing block before its actual construction, which avoids the expense of any possible planning mistakes.
The model is highly useful in specifying the important sights in cities. It could give a high visual definition of the construction surroundings through the navigation systems and digital directions used in vehicles and mobile electronics.
Security and emergency response services in such a model are important for the analysis of the straight lines of sight, allowing for the specification of locations accurately and quickly.
Data collected from the 3-D model could be combined with the direct videos of surveillance cameras to give more room for accurate decision-making.
The model could be very effective in prompting festivals, events and tourist sights because its applications enable users to virtually tour the place using various tools such as “far and near vision” and “flying over the place.”
These monuments are used by a variety of disciplines, in order to achieve a much higher level of positional accuracy in the surveys, and maps. They are main source for building digital maps and images.
In the meantime, CGIS is undertaking the project of a unified numbering system for all the buildings and institutions of the country, which has achieved an advanced level of accomplishment, for more than 70,000 boards have already been installed.
The official stressed that the project is being implemented through a globally distinguished high technology producing a variety of applications.
This would be the outcome of a comprehensive database that serves related entities in the country.
The unified number is directly connected to the geographical location of the building and its public services such as water, electricity and communications.
This also make other public and commercial services reach the building easily and quickly.