Satellites to monitor land encroachments in Saudi Arabia

The system has been launched in cooperation with King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology. (Google Earth)
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Updated 26 August 2020

Satellites to monitor land encroachments in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is taking measures to strengthen the mechanism to monitor encroachments on government land and for the protection of the environment by using satellites, Asharq Alawsat reported.
Madinah and Qassim regions have already launched the new electronic system.

The system has been launched in cooperation with King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology to monitor geographical alterations on government land, especially those falling within the scope of major projects.

In Qassim, the new system was launched under the title “Eye of the Falcon.” Through the system, images of any encroachments will be made available via satellites and drones and send notifications to the control center for action.

The system will also monitor any damage to the environment in valleys and flood passages, and work to stop them to prevent natural disasters caused by encroachments.


Saudi Arabia records less than 500 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 5 months

Updated 20 September 2020

Saudi Arabia records less than 500 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 5 months

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 310,439
  • The total number of deaths has increased to 4,485

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 483 new cases of the coronavirus, the first time the number has been below the 500 mark since mid-April.
Of the new cases, 64 were recorded in Jeddah, 42 in Makkah, 30 in Riyadh, 23 in Madinah and 17 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 310,439 after 1,009 more patients recovered from the virus.
The total number of deaths in the Kingdom increased to 4,485 after 27 more people succumbed to the virus.