DSOA signs a MoU with the GIS center of Dubai Municipality

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center of Dubai Municipality. The parties will collaborate to enhance the geospatial infrastructure development utilizing the latest technology solutions to accelerate the digital transformation and keep up with new opportunities to upgrade smart services and facilitate work procedures in various working conditions.


The MoU was signed remotely by Engineer Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Smart City at DSOA, and Engineer Mariam Obaid Al Muhairi, Director of Dubai Municipality’s GIS Center.

The agreement serves as a gateway to the enhancement of the mapping of Dubai’s economy, in partnership with all active players in the emirate, through the unified and up-to-date baseline map from one source easily and quickly, using the latest geotechnical technologies at Dubai Municipality.

The MoU grants DSOA access to the interactive planning and survey mapping of Dubai, provided by the GIS Center at the Dubai Municipality. DSOA will be provided with geographical data via the electronic government information network, in addition to other specialized systems, smart applications and three-dimensional models of geospatial data and information on projects and areas under development at DSOA, in addition to providing aerial photography services, geospatial vehicles, and specialized training and consulting.

DSOA, in turn, will provide the GIS Center with electronic data and digital information with a geographical dimension, including infrastructure and land data, residential and commercial unit plans, and 3D building data.

This agreement comes in line with a previous MoU signed between DSOA and Dubai Municipality in November 2019 aimed at enhancing the cooperation between both parties in the sustainability field, in addition to developing and implementing the geospatial infrastructure of Dubai by establishing the first realistic lab for innovative ideas at DSO.