National Strategy for Geospatial Information

The problem

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia needed a comprehensive, contemporary, whole-of-government strategy for geospatial information management. It needed to understand the current state and maturity level, how it compared to international best practice and the recommended way forward.

Mercury’s contribution

Mercury was part of a consortium of international experts employed to design the national strategy. The consortium individually surveyed 46 key stakeholder organisations and consulted in its preparation. We undertook workshops with private and public sector stakeholders and carried out a study to assess sample data provided by stakeholders.

An international best practice study allowed the national situation to be benchmarked against relevant similar other countries’ experience. The studies resulted in a set of key findings and recommendations to progress the strategy with regard to data, technology, standards, governance and people.