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 Geospatial Lab



This GIS Unit was established in 1998 under the management of City and Regional Planning Department with the purpose of serving as a teaching, training, and research center for graduate students and department faculty. It equips the students with technical GIS knowledge for careers in a variety of planning fields and help the local organizations hire the personnel with hands on GIS experience. It also helps faculty in their research activities. The Unit has been utilized to offer regular GIS courses. Also many short courses in GIS have been conducted during the last four years using this GIS Unit. Thus, the Unit introduces the use of GIS technology to people working in both public and private sector in this area. The unit also aims in future to provide consultancy for GIS users in the area. 

The unit is well equipped with sophisticated state-of-the-art hardware and software, enabling students and researchers to use them in their respective projects. It currently uses ArcView, ArcInfo and ArcIMS as its main GIS software in addition to other general-purpose software. The GIS Unit provides space for 20 students simultaneously with access to GIS software, GPS technology, digitizing pads and state of the art equipment and peripherals such as Large format Digitizer, Scanner, Printer and heavy duty color and laser printers.


The unit is equipped with 20 networked computers. Each computer has 4GB of RAM, 500 GB hard drive and 19" Wide LCD Monitors.  


The unit is currently using world's leading GIS software from ESRI Inc. ArcGIS 10.3 version 

GeoSpatial Lab 

Welcome to the Geographic Information Systems Unit of the Department of Cityand Regional Planning, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Please go through the following links.

GPS Receivers

The unit is equipped with 6 GPS Receivers. 


The unit is equipped with peripherals such as large format plotter, large format scanner, flatbed scanner, DeskJet printers and laser printers. 

GIS-Related Semester Based Courses

GIS Short Courses 

Useful Links 

Contact Persons:

​Dr. Baqer Al-Ramadan, 
GIS Unit Coordinator 
Mail Box 5053, KFUPM 
Dhahran 31261 Saudi Arabia 
Phone: +966 3 860 4974 
Fax: +966 3 860 4795 

Mohammed Raziuddin, 
GIS Specialist
Mail Box 1267, KFUPM 
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia 
Phone: +966 3 860 2331