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Dubai further advances towards a smart city

The platform compiles all government data in one place, where the right information can be provided to the right people whenever required

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Dubai Pulse acts as a digital aggregator for all of Dubai's data
Dubai Pulse acts as a digital aggregator for all of Dubai's data

Smart Dubai, the government agency leading Dubai’s smart city transformation, has signed an enterprise agreement (EA) with Esri, a provider of geographic information systems (GIS), to provide its ArcGIS technology to 44 entities across the government.

 

The EA will be used by Smart Dubai for its smart city platform, called Dubai Pulse, to integrate and map data for better decision-making.

 

Dubai Pulse will use Esri’s GIS technology -- clubbed with data accumulated by the Dubai Data Establishment -- to offer smart and secure services and tools including dashboards, mobile apps, and analytics capabilities. The platform compiles all government data in one place, where the right information can be provided to the right people whenever it is required.

 

According to Esri, Dubai Pulse will empower the government of Dubai to identify issues such as traffic accident hot spots, increase citizen engagement in planning projects through the sharing of realistic 3D models, and assist with sustainability initiatives including solar energy generation.

 

“Dubai Pulse acts as a digital aggregator for all of Dubai’s data, allowing leaders and stakeholders in all sectors across Dubai to easily access impactful information and data to assist in everyday business planning and overall city management,” said Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, director general of the Smart Dubai office.

 

“The platform is open for the public and private sector to contribute to and build, helping enhance the city’s ability to analyse data, expedite decision-making, and innovate accordingly.”

 

Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organisations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 per cent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities.

 

Smart Dubai is committed to a collaborative and agile approach to Dubai’s smart city transformation, empowering strategic partnerships with the public and private sector and academia to design and implement services and elevate citywide thought leadership. Its mission is to make Dubai the “happiest city on earth” through technology innovation.

 

 

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