Kingdom of Bahrain is implementing e-governance to provide better living standard for the public as part of Bahrain 2030 vision. Municipal affairs is one of the key ministry which provide many services to public such as cleaning & beautification, issuing permits, issuing address and provide helps to needy people. In order to reach investors, public and other government agencies, Municipal affairs need to provide uninterrupted faster service. Currently municipality provide these services in various municipal locations, municipal portal and through e-government portal. Most of the municipal services required location details to provide better service and to process the applications faster. Municipal affairs implemented GIS technique successfully to provide complete e-governance solution for municipal services. Municipal affairs using GIS techniques in their business for more than 15 years and developed up-to-date Bahrain spatial database and implemented many GIS based applications. Municipality using desktop applications for the municipal staff to analyze and collect the spatial data. These application accessed from many locations and data stored centrally. In the last three years, municipal affairs understood the importance GIS in providing e-governance and utilized it optimally. Bahrain Geo-Explorer service helps the public to understand the Bahrain spatially and to know the planning and investment details. Building permit service help the public to provide accurate details about the land and to track their applications. GIS technique also used to automate the business procedures and to standardize the procedure in all municipal locations.
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