The Federal Geographic Information Center was founded based on the United Arab Emirates Federal Law No. (5) of 2019 and is considered the official reference in the United Arab Emirates with regards to organizing and governing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) sector. The Centers' main functions include implementing strategic plans, frameworks, policies, and standards which include managing, unifying, spreading, and protecting the secrecy and origin of geospatial information in cooperation with stakeholders within the United Arab Emirates and internationally.
Preparing and issuing policies, legislation, and laws necessary for the
governance of the geographic information sector in the country.
Specifications and Standardization for sharing spatial data at the federal level.
Raising the level of awareness and spatial knowledge in the country
through qualifying national technical personnel in this field and raising the
level of spatial awareness among government and private agencies and various
members of society.
Achieving official national references represented in geographical names, official maps, and the unified national address at the federal level.