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Corporate member of the Month June 2022:
Geo Reference Engineering Consultants

June 2022

A brief introductory to Geo Reference Engineering Consultants


Geo-Reference Engineering Consultants has been a FIG corporate Member since 2017, a unique engineering consultancy firm working since its inception in 2004 to exceed our customers' expectations, not merely satisfy their needs. This drives everything we do. We understand that no two projects are ever the same, nor are the goals of any two customers, so we make sure right from the start we're fully in tune with their objectives and tailor every service to meet them.
We consider ourselves among the leading engineering consultancy firms, since we have been in the industry for almost two decades.  The range of our services initially covers primary data acquisition and processing.  Spatial -data acquisition, processing of remotely sensed data, special purpose data analysis, environmental studies, GIS, as well as spatial-data processing and application development are also part of our portfolio.


We specialize in provision of topographic, planimetric and cadastral mapping, in addition to utility mapping, geodetic survey, GPS applications, aerial photography, orthophoto production, geographic information systems "GIS" consulting and data acquisition, parcel-based land information systems "LIS" establishment and operation, vectorization, data conversion, data integration, database design, AM/FM application, and other spatially related information system applications and surveying related consultancy services.

We provide our services as consultants in all the above-mentioned fields with more emphasis and comprehensive experience do exist in providing solutions for projects of a more complex nature.
Geo-Reference is also specialized in research and training on geomatics and cadastral registration, programming and IT applications, development of procedures and manuals for project management, project monitoring, and development of user’s guide and manuals.

We carryout projects and provide consultancy services to a wide spectrum of clients in both the public and private sector such like Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Municipal and rural affairs, Ministry of defense, Ministry of environment, water and agriculture, and the Saudi Authority for industrial cities and technology zones, to name a few. From time to time we collaborate and cooperate with some overseas companies to complement our expertise and resources to respond to RFPs for some large complicated projects.


Eng. Abdullah M. Shedayed, President Geo-Reference has a MSc Degree in Geodetic science from Ohio University, USA, and two postgraduate Diplomas in Cadastral Registration and (GIS). from Sweden & Australia, He is a pioneer in the field of Geomatics in Saudi Arabia, as he served at highest executive Government levels for over 38 years. With in-depth knowledge of needs of Saudi organizations, he is the key person for the success of many mapping projects. President of Geo-Reference has served as General Director of Surveying & Mapping Dept. Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs, Assistant Deputy Minister for Surveying & Lands, and Deputy Minister for Planning & Programming. He is also a member of the board of directors in prominent organizations.

‘GEO Philosophy’

LAND and MANKIND, it’s a tale of an extended close companionship, from therein he was emerged, and will then come back to rest therein. It’s him who dwells it and it’s him who developed and shaped its features.
Human, great expectations, which stems from their hopes and their striving for a decent prosperous life and sustainable development, it’s really a human urge, which requires us to have real and live view of land, to detect what changes and transformations are therein, and to structure and represent its natural features, through utilizing advanced technical means.
It’s from this point that the concept of establishing Geo-Reference has been emerged, with view to be the reference, in providing high quality Geospatial Data, information systems, and to provide reliable advisory services, suitable solutions which will be of great help for both private and public sectors, to enhance capability, in dealing with and managing land and land related rights and laying the foundations for sustainable and equitable use of land.

Evelien Hertz - van Gelder
June 2022