UAE Police to use Geographic Information System Technology

Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS):  The police in the United Arab Emirates capital plan to start a project for using geographic information system (GIS) technology, WAM news agency reported Thursday quoting a a senior security official.

"The core idea is to develop smart security system that backs up all police activities and missions and enhances integration of information and knowledge-based security systems under a comprehensive strategy," said Nasser Al Maskari, chairman of the GIS Project Committee.

"It helps provide timely much-needed information to operations rooms, patrols, personnel, crime scene investigations, and criminal evidence. It locates critical sites and backs decision-makers for sake of change and relays knowledge," he added.

Al Maskari said that the implementation of the GIS project will be completed by 2014.


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