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Work on Digital Map of RAK Completed February 16, 2009

Posted by Bahadir Sahin in English, Haber (News).
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A digital map of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) showing all key areas including roads, features and addresses of commercial and residential premises, has been handed over to the RAK Municipality.

An Indian based company, which was contracted by the Municipality, drew this map, using the latest in information technology.

The map also has a geographical information database and would soon be used in the implementation of the Geographical Information System (GIS) in RAK, said municipal officials.

Mubarak Ali Al Shamsi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality said the digital map covers all the areas of RAK and was drawn based on the features and the latest developments 
in the emirate.

He said the digital map would help in the proper implementation of the RAK GIS project using GPS (Global Positioning System) which is in its final stages and would be completed this year.

“The Global Positioning System which would be available for motorists would help visitors and tourists in RAK for easy navigation and access to the areas of their interest,” said
Al Shamsi.

Last year, the Municipality completed project plans for renaming all main roads and streets. The authorities approved 6,000 new names for the main roads and streets.

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