Jun 24 2012
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Delegation from USA's Pennsylvania State University visits ADSIC for knowledge sharing experience
AD-SDI Program emerging as global geospatial information infrastructure role model
A delegation from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA, recently visited the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) for a one-day knowledge sharing seminar on the Centre's national mapping strategy, the practices of the Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) Community Members and water resources conservation. On spotlight was ADSIC's Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) Program, which is gaining international prominence as a model for SDI implementation.
Comprised of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graduate and undergraduate students and professors, the American delegates were in Abu Dhabi as part of an international tour to Germany, UAE, and Japan aimed at studying advanced SDI and mapping capabilities. The group had an audience with ADSIC and the AD-SDI Community, which provided overviews of their activities and major initiatives to the visitors.
ADSIC began the workshop with an overview of the center's strategy and the activities of Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure program. Abdulkarim Al Raeisi, Executive Director of ADSIC, explained the AD-SDI program and its role in spatially enabling government services for government bodies and departments, businesses, and citizens. He also reviewed the key social, economic and environmental benefits of spatial data as stated in the AD-SDI initiative.
The Penn State delegates commended the pioneering use of GIS and digital mapping in Abu Dhabi and in turn, delivered their own presentations on 'Topo Map Design Research' and 'Data Visualization and Online Education.'
The AD-SDI Program is a geospatial information infrastructure that shares tools and methods for enhancing planning, decision-making and operations among government agencies and other stakeholders. It is administered within ADSCI's e-Government program, a critical component of the government services optimization strategy included in Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030. AD-SDI currently includes over 50 actively participating organizations.
The Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) is a government entity created in 2005 to modernize and optimize government operations - one of four key priority areas under Abu Dhabi's socio-economic vision towards 2030. Aside from the AD-SDI Program, its other major initiatives include the Abu Dhabi e-Government Program, the Jobs Abu Dhabi (JAD) online portal, and the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre (800 555).
The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) was formed in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Government under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. It is the governmental party overseeing the IT agenda of Abu Dhabi.
ADSIC's mission is to enable the modernization of government services through Information Technology, using multiple channels of delivery. It envisions a high-performance government delivering world-class services. ADSIC uplifts the goal of government modernization at large, which focuses on Performance Improvement, Process Simplification, and Use of IT.
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