The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development announced the completion of the development of 26 units of spatial variables in the offices of all governorates, and the development of 292 sub-centers of spatial variables within the governorates at the level of the Republic, within the framework of the spatial information infrastructure project (National Center for Spatial Information Infrastructure NSDI).
The ministry added, in a statement, that satellite images with a daily spatial accuracy of 3 meters were made available, covering the Arab Republic of Egypt, through the satellite imaging unit, in addition to making available high-resolution satellite images of 30-80 cm covering populated places, to rationalize aspects of government spending and the repeated effort in purchasing Satellite images, estimated at a value of 300 million pounds.
The ministry indicated that spatial variables reports are issued on a daily basis with a total of 609088 variables so far. The center also analyzes satellite images, extracts spatial variables, follows up on spatial variables and their performance indicators, and the spatial variables units in the governorates provide “spatial variables certificate” services to locate building permits or requests. Reconciliation and determining the date of dealing on the land, as well as some other spatial data, for example (inside / outside the urban space – inside / outside the scope of reconciliation…), and the economic return amounted to 8.1 billion pounds on 19/5/2019 from the returns of the work of the State Land Recovery Committee within the works of Legalization of the lands that are carried out in the main spatial variables center, and the economic return within the works of the reconciliation law from depositing the proceeds of the seriousness of reconciliation amounting to 8.9 billion Egyptian pounds, in addition to participating with the governorates and the Ministry of Local Development in committees to select specialists in GIS to support the variables system with specialized technical cadres .
On the spatial data unit and base maps, the report indicated the receipt of all base maps that were designed through the Department of Military Survey, the development and establishment of two spatial data units at the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the New Urban Communities Authority, the integration of contract data for the Real Estate Registration and Documentation Department in the ninth district of Obour City. With the spatial data of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics and the New Urban Communities Authority, high-resolution aerial photography of an area of 75,000 km2 (the governorates of Greater Cairo, the Delta and the axis of the Suez Canal), for use in drawing base maps at a scale of 1: 2500, providing a unified basemap for the Arab Republic of Egypt at a scale of 1 : 100,000, 1:2500 scale basemap for detailed spatial purposes for an area of 75,000 km covering 20 governorates, trial run of the Geo-Spatial Portal.
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