The SGS is the primary source of scientific information about mineral resources in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is the main reference agency for geological explorations and mining projects. This information is stored and saved using several methods and in different places, whether in the form of printed reports, photographed geologic maps or in electronic files. Here, the role of the Software and Databases Department supports and develops the appropriate software applications to save and standardize data, which is considered as a significant investment of the state to effectively and efficiently prepare and provide information to the different sectors of the state and to the investors.
The Spatial Applications Unit is concerned with the programming and the development of the electronic applications for the web and office applications of earth sciences in the SGS. This is achieved through the representations of spatial and non-spatial data and information in the SGS webpages, technical reports, and maps.
The interface of the geological explorer application showing the SGS’s classes of information in the spatial databases