Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches an addressing system for the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah October 12,2021
The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department has officially announced the launch of a unified addressing system for the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Addressing directly enhances the quality of life within the Emirate, and promotes sustainable development opportunities under the guidance of the vision for economic and development of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
His Excellency Munther bin Shuker Al Zaabi, The General Manager of the Municipality Department, stated that the addressing system will bring a tangible improvement to the quality of life and work in the emirate and will give it a distinct identity.
Ras Al Khaimah’s addressing system is based on recognized international standards and practices, adapted to modernize and unify the system for naming streets, defining locations, roads and buildings throughout the emirate. It supports and enhances the efficiency and accuracy of business and government services, and progresses the emirate to the ranks of developed countries in its infrastructure and smart services that is provided to the community.
The project system covers both the northern and southern reaches of the Emirate. In concert with this launch, a digital address can be accessed via an electronic platform to be used by all community members and visitors to Ras al Khaimah. In addition, addressing details have been provided to all mapping companies for incorporation in their maps and mapping products.
Coordination is underway on the next phase of the project that will include the installation of physical signage on buildings and streets intersections, which form part of the ‘way finding’ component of the addressing solution. Physical signage assists in navigation and the identification of your final destination, and does not rely on GPS devices and their inherent limitations.
His Excellency also indicated that this project is one of the important projects leading to the development process that the emirate is witnessing under the leadership of our wise government, and it combines authenticity, identity and culture with development, excellence, knowledge and sustainability. Our identities are linked to our environment, and the places that we live and work. Addresses are part of how we describe these locations, and inevitably form part of our identity.
The GIS Center has developed the addressing system to support the implementation of addressing. This new addressing system is a simple and easy to use site, built on modern technologies and platforms to allow residents, companies and visitors to conduct their daily businesses using location. Addressing activates convenient, smart, and efficient location services for the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
In line with the Ras Al Khaimah 2030 vision, addressing supports a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits. These include amongst others, improving emergency response times, activating on-line shopping and deliveries, as well as personalized service delivery outcomes.
The GIS Center works in cooperation and coordination with all government agencies and the private sector to share address data and work to link the addressing and spatial guidance system with business systems in the government.