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3D Abu Dhabi and other Government GIS News

Thursday, December 12th 2013
By Adena Schutzberg

Planning will be the focus of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality's under development 3D map being made in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and relevant authorities. Built on GIS, the project is said to be the first-of-its-kind in the world in terms of size, technologies and solutions adopted. 

- Kahleej Times

On average, a full-time slot for an infant in a licensed child-care center in New Jersey cost almost $11,000 last year, although that cost was as high as $14,450 in Somerset County, according to the report. For toddlers and preschoolers, the cost averaged about $9,200 statewide. Costs for care at a registered family day care home are somewhat lower.

Map tech: MapBox.

- NJ Spotlight

According to Anthony Giles, warrant officer for the [UK] MoD [Ministry of Defence] and part of the Royal Engineers, it is implementing Esri’s GEO Viewer in for troops in Afghanistan “as we speak”. The technology produces maps with more than 350 layers of information, such as the location of the latest IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and casualties.

They still use paper maps, but the big use of the field tool is to analyze at what locations patrols can be seen by others. The MOD is upgrading ArcGIS 9.3.1 to 10.1.

- Computerworld UK

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