Satellite and Aerial Imagery
National digital services to provide imagery.
A unified digital model that defines a definition and symbol for each of the common geospatial features at the national level by studying the models used in the local and federal authorities in the countryExplore
The Union Atlas highlights a compilation of significant milestones and accomplishments in the UAE's remarkable journey towards success. It is based on reliable data and global indicators, utilizing the latest geospatial technologies. The atlas encompasses 13 key sectors that are vital to the nation, serving as a valuable reference for researchers and individuals from various segments of society, offering insights and enlightenmentExplore
National digital services to provide imagery.
Unifying and integrating the geodetic networks in the UAE into a unified geodetic reference at the national level.
Establishing and maintaining a national geodetic reference that will be the official unified reference for the Country, through cooperation and coordination with the authorities concerned with local geodetic references. It will be developed to integrate with the global framework of geodesy, which will enhance the digital transformation of the country and enable the adoption of modern applications such as the use of autonomus cars and drones.Explore
A national geospatial platform that facilitates the process of accessing and obtaining fundamental geographic information according to the best international standards.
An integrated and comprehensive national platform for basic geospatial information that is linked through different systems and according to the authorities with the various concerned authorities in the country so that all users can easily and quickly access the most accurate and latest spatial data according to the best international standards.Explore
Producing and providing official maps of the country of all kinds (Basemaps, Topographic, Aerial and Marine maps).
Through this initiative, and in cooperation with the concerned authorities, the center designs and publishes official maps of the country of all kinds, in both Arabic and English, using the most accurate and latest geographical data available with the partners.Explore
As the official reference for geographic information at the federal level and the authoritative body responsible for issuing official maps, the Federal Geographic Information Center proudly announces the launch of the General Map of the United Arab Emirates in both Arabic and English. This milestone symbolizes a commitment to geographical accuracy and national pride.
Part of an ongoing series of official maps developed in collaboration with relevant authorities, this initiative underscores the Center's dedication to providing a unified and reliable source of geographic information for the nation. The primary goal is to empower government and private entities with trustworthy official maps, fostering consistency and precision in spatial data utilization.
The Center urges all concerned entities and community members to incorporate the General Map of UAE into various platforms, including national and international forums, conferences, meetings, official websites and digital platforms, reports, research endeavors, and related projects.
Illustrating approved official borders, main road and train networks, and essential data, the UAE General Map serves as a comprehensive resource. It includes geographic names, contributing significantly to the historical and geographical heritage of the nation and enhancing its sense of national identity.
Government entities in the UAE can obtain hard copies of the general map by visiting the main office of the Federal Geographic Information Center in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Alternatively, direct contact with the center through official channels or access to the digital version of the Map on the FGIC website under "Geospatial Products".
This initiative forms a crucial part of the Center's strategic plan projects, designed to elevate the country's readiness index in the field of geospatial information on a global scale.
The Board of Directors of the Federal Geographic Information Center held its first meeting with the new composition, presided over by H.E. Dr. Khalifa Mohamed Thani Al Romaithi. During the meeting, the strategic future plans for implementing vital projects related to the spatial geographic information sector in the country were discussed.
The Federal Geographic Information Center has announced the launch of the first of its kind Union Atlas in the UAE, which provides a database of reliable geospatial and statistical information.
The Atlas aims to enhance operations and support future planning for various government and private entities, as well as vital sectors in the UAE, to support national efforts to achieve comprehensive development.
By launching the Union Atlas, the Center seeks to strengthen the UAE’s position as a global center for the new economy over the next ten years. The Atlas includes maps, pictures, and geographic and statistical information that reflect the UAE’s achievements across various fields, in addition to its history and cultural heritage.
The Atlas aims to support various sectors in the UAE such as education, health, economy, cultural and historical heritage, women and youth empowerment, environmental preservation, resource development, and infrastructure.
The Union Atlas is one of the transformational projects within the performance agreements for federal government entities for 2022, which were signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Performance agreements represent special projects that will help usher the UAE into the future and enhance its competitiveness. Transformational projects, meanwhile, are characterised by their ability to achieve significant impact across all sectors within short periods, ensuring the application of the new government work methodology for the UAE Government.
The Union Atlas will contribute to supporting innovation and scientific research in the UAE through interactive maps, reliable data, and world-class performance indicators that cement the UAE’s achievements across 13 sectors. Moreover, the Union Atlas will document future visions while celebrating past authenticity and current successes.
Each year, December 2nd commemorates the unification of the United Arab Emirates. However, 2021 is a particularly special moment as it marks 50 years since the country’s founding in 1971.