“This leading concept includes a world-class innovation, and that it is a source of inspiration for other projects, both within and outside the Middle East,” said Dean Angelides, director of international operations for ESRI.
The honoring ceremony took place at the annual ESRI Senior Executive Seminar 2012 in San Diego, California, in the United States. The award was presented by Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, to eMap Division administrator Khalid A. Al-Arfaj.
“The use of GIS has given us new insights into Saudi Aramco’s huge operational area, in hydrocarbon exploration and extraction, safety, emergency management, and to safeguard Saudi Aramco’s vast land assets from encroachment,” said Computer Applications Department (CAD) manager Adel Doulab.
The award comes on top of previous GIS awards received by eMap in 2007 and 2010 in recognition of its providing robust GIS applications and integrating GIS technologies with corporate solutions such as SAP and PI systems.