Canadian Software Company secures major SDI project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – Tuesday, September 19th, 2006– Galdos announced today a new contract to develop an urban spatial data infrastructure (SDI) within the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The urban SDI will enable public and private agencies to share mapping data and to distribute data changes and updates in near real-time. The objective of this project is to enable users of the system to significantly reduce data redundancy cost and increase productivity through access to timely data.
"The city of Riyadh is truly an innovator in urban management," said Ron Lake, Chairman & CEO of Galdos Systems Inc. "By developing an urban SDI, public and private agencies can collect and share real-time data while dramatically decreasing concerns of data redundancy and accuracy."
The urban SDI will enable agencies like, Saudi Post, Riyadh Water & Sewage, Arriyadh Development Authority, Riyadh City Hall and Saudi Telecom to share only data in real time that is of interest to specific participants to enhance their decision-making processes. Each participant operates within their own environment and gains access to data on a transactional basis. Participants cannot modify data that does not belong to them; rather they act as an observer. The data does not emerge from a centralized warehouse; rather it is a distributed system, utilizing the latest collected data of each participating organization.
About Galdos Systems Inc.
Galdos Systems Inc. is a leader in the rapidly growing Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) market. Spatial Data Infrastructures provide the means to share instant geographic information over the World Wide Web. This is critical to defense intelligence, disaster management and consumer oriented location-based services, such as location-based advertising. Galdos is a supplier to governments, government agencies and private companies that rely on accurate, specific geographic information. The Company's technology enables its customers to manage geographic information from multiple sources and share it across the Internet in real-time, resulting in increased efficiencies in data sharing and significant cost reductions. For more information on Galdos, please visit www.galdosinc.com.