Qatar has established a nationwide GIS since 1992. Today there are more than 60 Government and Semi-Government agencies integrated with this system sharing GIS information and using in their day to day work. Qatar authorities set the objectives for a nationwide GIS on a top to bottom approach.

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    Eliminate duplication of efforts causing wastage of resources by avoiding data redundancy and by enhancing inter-agency co-ordination.

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    Make right information available at the right time to the decision-makers for efficient planning and management.

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    Foster teamwork among government agencies, especially those involved in physical and infrastructure planning, environment protection and local government administration so that they all work towards common goals.

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    Efficiently manages government expenses for future development requirements.

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    Achieve consistency and uniformity in policies, standards and regulations for whole of Qatar.

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    Enable preparation of physical plans that are dynamic, flexible, easy to update, monitor and implement.

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CGIS reports to the under-secretary of Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning while the Emiri Decree number 36 for the year 2009, determined its divisions and responsibilities. CGIS is comprised of the following divisions:

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    Planning & Projects

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    Mapping & Archives

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    Topographic Survey

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    Systems Services

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CGIS roles and responsibilities are:

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    Creating and updating Qatar's Topographic Database and all related services for the entire country in coordination with other related agencies.

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    Maintaining Qatar's Geodetic Network and all related services.

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    Providing the connection to Qatar's Topographic Database and maintaining it.

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    Conducting studies and research required for developing the implementation of Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems in Qatar.

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    Creating, developing and monitoring National GIS and GPS standards and specifications.

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    Establishing and maintaining Qatar's high speed GIS data sharing network (GISnet), linking it with agencies GIS databases and securing its data.

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    Providing technical assistance and consultation to ministries and government agencies with issues related to GIS and GPS implementation.

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    National level coordination between all ministries and government agencies implementing GIS.

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    Cooperating with Arab, Regional and international bodies associated with Geographic Information Systems.

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    Analyzing the requirements of GIS software licenses for all government agencies in addition to providing, and maintaining those licenses.

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    Providing GIS e-services for Qatar.

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    Managing and administering Qatar's GIS infrastructure.

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    Designing and implementing plans and procedures for maintaining the safety and security of Qatar's GIS databases connected to GISnet in addition to initiating disaster recovery plans.

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The Centre for GIS - MME
Part of the Ministry of Municipality & Environment. CGIS is the official geospatial agency in the State of Qatar.
contact us
Telephone: (974) 44266284
Fax: (974) 44262532
Email: info@gisqatar.org.qa
what we do
Create and update the topographic base map, geodetic network, COORS network, Addressing system, Landmarks, aerial photography, satellite imagery, etc.