Dr. Khalid Alhaidan Director of Geographic Information Systems of the CIO announced that the Organization has recently completed the establishment and composition of electronic maps of three-dimensional (3D) covering all Kingdom buildings in a project took about one year have been accomplished without any material costs, but by human resource of GIS Directorate of the CIO
He stressed that this would have several positive effects will serve a number of ministries and government agencies and will form qualitative leap for the maps and their uses and with the transition from two-dimensional maps (2D) maps to the three-dimensional (3D), allowing the user bigger and better different quality of information helps to provide services and planning, and other daily use of maps by the concerned agencies
Dr. Alhaidan said that the 3D general holographic is marked by all the Kingdom buildings of the tripartite dimensions and its coordinates, in addition the site. There is building high, which is important information for planning as building heights play a major role in locating the antennas for telecom companies, the Information Affairs Authority and other important uses.
The address system also will be linked to three-dimensional maps, where the apartments in multi-story buildings will link with addresses in addition to the other buildings information, also later step will link the holographic to other information such as data that help civil defense men to complete their tasks by linking them with maps and detailed data about the building.
Alhaidan added that what distinguishes the project that‘s done without any material costs, where it was developed by the human resources of GIS Directorate in the CIO that and reached advanced stages of development and capacity and provide services to all ministries and agencies concerned. He pointed out that all of GIS projects have been implemented without material costs and this is the policy of the CIO to provide the financial resources and utilization of human resources.
He explained that the creation of holographic comes in the framework GIS Directorate at the CIO which represents a center for geographic information systems in the Kingdom in developing and creation geographic information to serve and feed the Organizations concerned with information, In addition to technical support, training and other services provided by the CIO in this area
He explained that the Directorate has developed a comprehensive plan with several projects it first phase extend in 2016 and continue until 2022 and then 2030 in line with the vision of the Kingdom 2030 after being approved by senior management of the Organization especially with regard to the development of information infrastructure in general and GIS in particular, what reflect positively on the public and private concerned Organizations and therefore the citizens and residents