Official launch of new Sharjah postal code system – Yahoo Maktoob NewsBy
GIS-based addressing system is being installed here. For it to work for the average citizen looking for an “address” he/she must have a mobile phone. One would imagine that most major roads would have names, which is a blessing for the community. It would be interesting to know how much consultation took place with the public before the “experts” made the GIS decision. While we are happy there will at least be a coherent identification of locations, we still are skeptical about the utility for those not armed with a digital device. What’s your address? “61.8354690”. Memorable and descriptive, isn’t it?