Geographic Information Systems

Navigating Bahrain's Future with Geographic Information Systems

How is the Kingdom of Bahrain using its spatial data infrastructure for informed decision-making?

In the digital age, Bahrain is on a mission to transform its Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Portal into a dynamic hub of geographic information. The Kingdom's commitment to continuous development of the Bahrain Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) Portal and electronic systems built on it is paving the way for a data revolution. By providing accurate and up-to-date geographic information specific to Bahrain, this initiative is not only assisting decision-makers but also fueling progress in the public and private sectors. The BSDI Portal isn't just a tool; it's a catalyst for a more informed and innovative future.

The database contains over 300 layers of infrastructure maps, serving over 30 government and private entities around the clock. This contributes to faster decision-making, service delivery, transactions for citizens, and planning, supporting the national economy, government strategies, and projects. It also helps with optimizing land and resource utilization, achieving sustainability in production and services, and supporting coordination between government and non-government entities.

Tasareeh is a geographic electronic platform that facilitates the management of issuing permits for various types of infrastructure. It streamlines coordination among the entities involved in infrastructure services and the internal distribution of requests while providing the required data to expedite decision-making without relying on other systems.

The Building Permit Portal (Benayat) is a system responsible for issuing construction permits for all projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain, whether they are for investment, residential, industrial, commercial, or other purposes. Thanks to its integration with all concerned government entities, Benayat has streamlined the process of issuing building permits from several months to 5 days through a single window. This is in addition to the Bahrain Interactive Map, that shows the building requirements for each plot or property.

Planning’ is an urban planning portal that aims to streamline urban planning services, expedite procedures, improve service quality, reduce time frames, simplify procedures, and enhance the private sector's role as an effective partner in service provision. It covers multiple functions, including land subdivision, land rezoning, freeze parcel removal, plot boundaries, and more.

The Bahrain Explorer website was developed by the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Directorate at the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), utilizing modern GIS technology, and provides the scenario of Bahrain, location, and commercial road information.


Use the provided eServices immediately, effortlessly, and around the clock Go to eServices Portal.

Government Services Catalogue

Find information about the offered government services across different channels Browse Services Catalogue.

As we navigate through the digital age, Bahrain confirms its commitment to transparency and innovation through the Open Data initiative through Bahrain’s Open Data Portal. This platform is a testament to our dedication to making government data openly available, supporting the principles of accountability and enabling informed decision-making. By providing access to a treasure trove of data, we empower everyone to explore, analyze, and create solutions that drive social and economic progress. The initiative underscores our belief in the power of data to transform lives, foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, and stimulate growth.

We encourage you to leverage this valuable resource, sparking innovation and contributing to the Kingdom’s development. For an enriching journey into the world of Open Data, and to explore the possibilities, visit Bahrain’s Open Data Portal.

Together, let's embrace the opportunity to contribute to Bahrain's digital evolution and ensure that our journey towards national development is a shared endeavor. 

As part of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to fostering digital participation, you are invited to explore the available participation topics. Your engagement and contributions are crucial in shaping the digital landscape of the Kingdom of Bahrain, reflecting our collective vision for a future built on the principles of innovation, inclusivity, and progress. Explore more on how you can actively participate in discussions, share your insights, and collaborate on initiatives that are at the heart of our nation's growth.

For a broader exploration of topics and to join the conversation, please visit eParticipation.  

Content Last Updated: 25 Jun, 2024

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