GIS-based facility management system: Managing ground water and storm water utilities in Saudi Arabia

Cabuk A., Eren K., Ozcan G.

GIM International, vol.16, no.10, pp.56-57, 2002 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: GIM International
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-57
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The management and maintenance of public services, such as ground water and storm water utilities, need up-to-date data. Few basemaps and high-resolution images are available in Saudi Arabia and what is available is largely out of date. The authors developed and implemented a GIS-based facility management system for ground water and storm water utilities in Riyadh Community, Saudi Arabia. All available paper maps had to be digitised and augmented with the results of a GPS campaign in which manholes and gullies, over 35,000 in total, had to be surveyed.