During the annual Esri conference held in California, USA, the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) received a SAG award for outstanding performance in using geographic information systems.
RCU won the award for its excellence in mapping and analytics techniques, leadership in using and developing system inputs, and the Commission's achievement of international standards in the field.
The award highlights the efforts of the Royal Commission for AlUla Governorate and its partners in using geographic information systems, analyzing various data, addressing challenges, and organizing geographical interdependence according to the technical method to achieve the objectives of the Commission in promoting and developing multiple services and achieving comprehensive and sustainable development, to achieve the vision of AlUla and in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.
RCU is working on employing technical systems, including "geographic information systems", to develop the work system between the various sectors as part of its strategy to contribute to providing and improving work outputs through technical solutions.
Since its inception, the authority began to form a "geographic information systems" unit to link various services according to a technical system that responds to multiple inputs of spatial analysis of services and facilities to raise the quality of work, evaluate it, forecast all future challenges, and provide innovative solutions within several areas such as situation and impact analysis, orientation assessment, planning and municipal administration.
The Esri conference is one of the most significant global events for GIS, where hundreds of sectors gather to showcase their technical capabilities through the development of GIS and the consequent organization, whether at the level of planning or organization and improving services.