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MME Updates Data Base of Digital Aerial Imagery Using Drones

12 Oct, 2020 12:00 AMAl Watan Newspaper, The PeninsulaIntended Audience
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The Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has carried out aerial photography of Al Shamal, Ruwais and Abu Dhalouf, using drones, as part of its plan to update the digital aerial imagery database for geographic information systems in the State of Qatar.

The photography has been done with a high resolution of 5 cm (that is, each point or pixel on the map represents five square centimeters in reality).

The CGIS, through its adoption of this system, seeks to benefit from modern technologies and integration with the rest of the means of updating data from satellite images and images captured by conventional aviation and field survey. This is in order to update the databases of digital geographic information systems of all kinds and make them available to ministries and government institutions through the national network of geographic information systems. The Center keeps its eye on the process of developing and updating. 

The drones are marked by having their capability of flying at low altitudes between 240 and 500 meters for up to an hour.

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