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QU launches the Digital Qatar project

2020-11-18
2 aerial photography using the remote drone

Qatar University’s (QU’s) College of Engineering (QU-CENG) announced the launch of Qatar Digital Project, with the participation of specialists from Qatar and International experts in the field of two-dimensional surveying, using remote drones’ aerial photography, for the purposes of aerial surveying at Qatar University. Project is sponsored by Dolphin Energy Limited.
Dolphin Energy’s General Manager - Qatar, Mr. Hassan Al-Emadi stated: “We are delighted to support this significant project. Investing in modern technologies will not only be of great value to the university’s faculty, students and experts, it will also help provide a digital infrastructure that will drive cultural change. Digital transformation is now a strategic imperative and we hope that this initiative will provide opportunities to practice enhanced technical innovation and implement business solutions in an efficient manner.”
In his comment, QU-CENG Dean and project supervisor Dr. Khaled Kamal Naji said, "The project comes to introduce the mechanisms of aerial surveying and to invest in modern technologies through the use of remote drones to capture high-quality aerial images of Qatar University for the purposes of three-dimensional surveying."
"The project works to provide a high-quality digital model for Qatar University in three dimensions that facilitate the process of maintaining facilities within the university, linking them with facilities management systems, and providing three-dimensional maps for all faculty and students, and a large number of future applications," he added.
"The new model for Qatar University will provide an" augmented virtual reality "experience, which will be accessible to visitors to the Qatar University website, as they will be able to wander inside the university buildings and discover all the services provided by the university’, he added.
The project also supports obtaining real dimensions of the infrastructure with an accuracy of 3-4 cm, which is considered a high-quality figure in aerial surveying, noting that the results of the aerial surveying will be used to convert the photographed facilities into three-dimensional digital models (i.e. digitized). It is easy to use later to connect with engineering building modeling systems or what is known as BIM, and this connection and conversion to 3D models is the first important step towards the digital transformation policy pursued by the State of Qatar and reaching the establishment of smart cities where in the future it is necessary to raise all the infrastructure in the country Into digital models to facilitate the process of linking these three-dimensional models with building and facility management and maintenance systems.
A specialized group of engineers and technicians have recently been trained at the College of Engineering on how to use these modern technologies from several scientific departments, and the College of Engineering initiative" Digital Qatar "or the digitization of Qatar has been announced, which is an important project for digital transformation at Qatar University.

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  • QU-CENG Dean and project supervisor Dr. Khaled Kamal Naji
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  • 1 aerial photography using the remote drone