Saudi Geonames

From the standpoint of achieving and fulfilment of the KSA Vision for 2030, and of the National Transformation Program; and to fully benefit from services offered by King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives - Darah (KAFRA) in this respect and making them available in an accessible manner for the public, the KAFRA has officially launched the Smart Phones App on the website for the Saudi Geonames Explorer Project ( The project will be implemented by the Saudi Historical Geographical Information System Center (SHGISC) under the auspices of the National Committee on Geographical Names in the KSA, and in cooperation with a professional technical team. It must be known that this App will be fully compatible with all Smart Phones systems, and designed according to the latest and most up-to-date techniques used in setting up Smart App.

This project aims at designing a Smart App on the Google Play & Apple Market that enables the users to search for geographical names in the KSA within a database that contains more than 73,000 geographical names, displaying the location of each name on the Google Map, as well as providing a review detailing other aspects of each geographical name, such as its Arabic and Romanized forms, its where-about's in the various administrative regions of the country, and its category whether residential, agricultural, mountainous, sandy, marine etc., in addition to its coordinates. The App also allows the user to add new geographical names by himself, besides finding the nearest geographical names from the current user's location and creating the navigational route that leads there.
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What's New

Switch Language between Arabic and English.
Search by Map.
Switch between Road Maps and Satellite Images.
Advanced Search.
Show the Admin Area, Classification and Coordinates of Places.
Show My Location on the Map.
Add a New Place.
Nearest Places to My Location.
Info Window of Places.
Navigational Route form My Location.
Save Favorite Places.
Share the Name of the Place.
Rate App.
Share App.
QR Code.
Technical Support.
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December 26, 2017
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Requires Android
4.0.3 and up
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