Abu Dhabi: The Statistics Centre in Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has received the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Esri User Conference (Esri UC) held in San Diego, California. The award was presented for SCAD’s outstanding use of geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) to develop AI-driven predictive insights through advanced geospatial applications.
SCAD used AI-powered predictive solutions to ensure accurate and reliable demographic forecasts for Abu Dhabi. These forecasts help the Abu Dhabi Government anticipate the future of sectors such as transportation, energy, and water management.
The Centre has developed several AI-driven statistical models to learn about the future trends of the most important sectors in Abu Dhabi.
Through these solutions, SCAD could enhance the use of spatial analysis to support policymakers and decision-makers with successful insights about Abu Dhabi’s demographic development.
The world’s largest GIS conference was attended by thousands of GIS users from around the world who participated in panel discussions to share ideas and learn about new technologies.
The SAG Award is presented to representatives from different countries and organisations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the use of GIS.