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Saudi Arabia Eastern Province Governor's Office, E-Government GIS Portal

Client: Eastern Province Governor's Office
Location: Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Starting Year: 2004

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Eastern Province Governor's Office has conceived the development of a comprehensive "E-Services Portal" to increase government effectiveness and public access to information and services within the Province.  As envisioned, the E-Services Portal will provide a geographically-enabled, multi-modal information access node, and "window" into an Eastern Province societal information infrastructure (SII).  In addition to providing better access to government services and a more effective horizontal and vertical integration among those agencies, the Portal will ultimately extend to many other areas of life in the Province, also embracing the commercial sector, public health and safety, cultural advancement, social support, education and others.  The Portal notion is intended to extend the important function of the Governor's Office as the representative of H.E. the King in the Eastern Province, and thus will eventually touch all aspects of life for citizens and other residents and visitors in the Province.  GPC is currently supporting ESRI and the Governor's Office to assess the requirements for a prototype E-Services Portal, a short term plan for the development of a "proof of concept" prototype, and a longer term implementation strategy for implementation of the full infrastructure.  This project has been recently initiated.