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3D maps to guide tourists in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: New touch screen technology will soon be introduced at all airports, seaports, entertainment and tourist sites in Saudi Arabia. The touch screens are three-dimensional maps with special catalogues containing important information and services provided to tourists in and outside the Kingdom, according to Usama Al-Nabulsi, supervisor of the digital maps and touch screens’ project.

This technology is the brainchild of Zaki Mohammed Ali Farsi, owner of Farsi Geotech Group and will be introduced under the supervision of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. Al-Nabulsi said, “We have received support from the Saudi government for building the largest database mapping and information and huge computer database of the Kingdom and its major cities. We have already produced Paper Map, Digital Map and Multimedia CD for major cities such as Jeddah, Madina, Makkah, Dammam and Riyadh.

“The screens that will be available in seaports will be different from those installed at airports, entertainment sites, hotels and malls. The new technology will allow us to provide government institutions with most recent geographical database in the Kingdom and help companies use these maps for developing their projects and implementing their plans. The aim behind launching this system was to have new geographical database, depending on the geographical maps, with the support of satellite,” continued Al-Nabulsi.

Source: Saudi gazette