EAD Wins Award for Excellence in GIS Implementation

This year at the 2010 the regional GIS Workshop & Exhibition (GISWORX), EAD, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, won the Excellence in GIS Implementation award. Dr. Mahmoud Abdelfattah, soil scientist, and Mr. Anil Kumar, database specialist, received the award on behalf of EAD. The award was given for their development of the spatially enabled web-based application Abu Dhabi Soil Information System (ADSIS): EAD showed excellence in the innovation and experimentation in the implementation of GIS. The application allows users have easy access to soil-related information and analyze soil data based on location or other criteria to generate maps and reports. The goal was to provide decision makers with better data. Some of the things that arose from the project include an evaluation of  land suitable for irrigated agriculture, as well as  the creation of thematic maps to identify the suitability of soils for agriculture, rangeland, forestry, landfill, etc. Overall, this governmental agency is devoted to “protecting and managing biodiversity, providing a clean environment, and promoting sustainable development.”

Source: Information taken from abudhabicityguide, http://www.abudhabicityguide.com/news/news-details.asp?newsid=4335&newstype=Local%20News

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Christine Irven, VERTICES intern

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