At the same pace, the government’s interest in advancing geospatial information systems is increasing believing in their importance in data analysis, production of multiple alternatives and in providing different planning scenarios, which enables decision-makers taking the right decision in the right time, hence, achieving maximum levels of effectiveness and economic and moral feasibilities.
It is expected that a number of recent technological development trends will have an effective impact during the next few years. It is also expected that this development will provide many opportunities to achieve the government strategies in building the smart city and Dubai Digital Twin. In addition, it creates opportunities for the public and private sectors in remote business management, not only in times of crisis, but rather through sustainable plans to save time and effort, eliminating congestion, and traffic jams. On the other hand, it is expected that these trends will create challenges, which overcoming them remains a necessity to realize the desired benefits and to ensure reaching the highest range of geospatial information value during the next three years.
Moreover, we expect that the GIS Center’s role in data management and geospatial information provision will be more significantly recognized and assured through smart applications based on the analytical capabilities that will be available in these systems during the next three years. Also, through continuously performing its vital role in bridging the gaps between departments, coordinating interoperability and providing services and consultations in several fields to the geospatial information community. Even more, the Center will provide reliable and up-to-date geospatial information frameworks, which will be essential in ensuring that users have access to reliable geographic information that meets decision-makers' needs.
It is also predicted that the GPS feature found in many devices that are used in the daily life, sensors of data data collection, and geospatial data processing and storage systems will bring more challenges. These challenges in addition to, the increasing use of geospatial information on a daily basis will raise the need for policy frameworks and laws that eliminate concerns about privacy violations. The Center will work in coordination and cooperation with partners to update and develop policies, laws and standards for geospatial data exchange to maintain this development over the coming years. Moreover, the growth in the volume of data, collected and availed through the use of spatially enabled devices by departments, organizations and individuals, which will continue to spread to an extent that makes location positioning a standard specification in most appliances and household equipment, requires the Center to develop solutions to find the most relevant information from this contentiously growing data.
Building and developing large systems capable of processing structured and unstructured data, and which could relied on in the management and analysis of geospatial information using new techniques developed to process the vast amount of raw data that is generated by increasing number of geospatial sensors, will become vital. These systems are vital for eliminating any confusion and ambiguity around the Big Data that will be available in the coming years, so that we become able to identify the correct information at once, without any time delay, and reach an effective decision based on this information.