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SC receives special award for innovative use of geospatial technology

The work being carried out by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy's (SC) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team has been honoured at a special gathering in Doha.

The department, responsible for mapping the rapid infrastructure progress across the country, received a special award for the 'Application of Geospatial Technology at National Level' from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).

SC's GIS team was honoured at a Doha gathering

The award was received by Thanos Anogiatis, Head of GIS, who presented at the event on behalf of the SC

Nasser Al-Kuwari, GIS & BIM Senior Manager at the SC, said: "We are delighted that our work has been recognised by the MME, and look forward to working closely with our stakeholders over the next five years and beyond – as we continue to deliver amazing for Qatar.

"We are living in a momentous period in Qatar's history – with progress and development happening on an almost daily basis, and it is a great privilege to be part of the team charged with documenting this journey. When visitors come to Qatar they often comment that Google Maps cannot keep up with the rapid changes, but – building on our enhanced access to updated information - we are proud to say we can."

The event, which was organised to mark World GIS Day, was attended by more than 130 GIS, IT and engineering professionals.

As well as the SC, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Qatar Rail, Qatar Petroleum, Ministry of Interior, Primary Health Care Corporation, Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Internal Security Force were all represented.

SC's GIS team was honoured at a Doha gathering

Award was received by Thanos Anogiatis, Head of GIS, who presented at the event on behalf of the SC

The SC's GIS system receives data from ministries and key stakeholders across the country, and develops active maps to reflect Qatar's numerous infrastructure projects, including stadium developments, roads, Doha Metro and others.

It is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage and present all types of spatial or geographical data. In the SC's case, the system allows users to view and analyse information, add comments and present the results. It's especially useful in giving an overview of how all the venues, along with the accommodation and travel options for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, will be linked.

SC's GIS system will continue to evolve over the coming months and years to reflect the passage from construction to delivery, and then from the test events to the actual tournament, and finally, the legacy phase.