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Saudi Aramco unveils hitech GIS maps at key forum

RIYADH, April 11, 2018

Saudi Aramco is displaying its latest GIS maps and applications at the 12th National Forum for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and exhibition, organised by Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Aramco is also participating as sponsor of the forum which opened today (April 10) and will run until April 12.

The event is being held under the patronage of Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province.
The forum titled “Geographical Information Systems in the service of the Public Sector and Society” is providing a platform to showcase and discuss state-of-the-art geographical technology applications in health, environment, security and real estate, said a statement.

The forum is being attended by prominent local and international figures, including researchers and specialists as well as students and private and governmental bodies associated with geographical information systems, it said.
Fahad E Al Helal, vice president of project management, said: “Saudi Aramco continues its efforts in adopting and developing the latest technologies in geographical information systems, in addition to strengthening our relations and collaborations with associations and experts in the industry.”

Al Helal emphasised the importance of measurement and geographical information systems when running critical projects across the kingdom. He also noted the need for investments to ensure the continuous development of these systems, given the important role they play in Saudi Aramco’s expanding operations.

“Geographical information systems allow us to further enhance our upstream operations, safety procedures, project management, our detection and monitoring capabilities, and the preservation of our wide-ranging assets,” he said.
The forum provided access to the latest technological developments and their scientific and practical applications. The goals of the event aligned with the kingdom’s efforts to localise this industry and implement essential development projects and programs that employ and invest in geographical technologies to provide investment opportunities for the public and private sectors, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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