Genesys International to create 3D digital twin of Mecca for Saudi Arabia
In a landmark development, Genesys International Corporation’s subsidiary in Saudi Arabia, Genesys Middle East Ltd., has been granted a prestigious contract by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 3D Digital Twin mapping of the Holy City of Mecca. This ambitious project, valued at Rs. 26 crores in its current phase, is a historic foray into digital twin technology for urban planning, modeling, and monitoring.
The contract, which requires completion within six months from the Letter of Award (LoA), is a significant endorsement of Genesys’ proprietary platform, Oyster 3D Maps. The project scope encompasses critical aspects like crowd management and disaster planning in one of the world’s most visited locations.
Sajid Malik, CMD of Genesys International, expressed his excitement about the project, highlighting the company’s dedication to contributing significantly to Saudi Arabia’s growing infrastructure landscape. “The digital twin of the Holy Shrine of Mecca is a great responsibility, and our team’s expertise aims to make it a testament to our technology platform,” he said.
Genesys has established itself as a pioneer in 3D mapping in Saudi Arabia, a country witnessing rapid infrastructure growth, especially with its bid to host the World Expo 2030. This new contract further underscores Saudi Arabia’s commitment to expanding its infrastructure using GeoSpatial solutions based on 3D data, recognized as the foundation of city planning.
In addition to the Mecca project, Genesys has successfully executed the 3D Indoor Mapping of 27 airports for the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia. The company is also engaged in ongoing projects with GeoSa, the national mapping authority of Saudi Arabia, and NEOM.
Expanding its reach, Genesys has launched the new India Map stack in India, targeting advanced platforms in various sectors. The company’s continuous growth and involvement in transformative projects affirm its global leadership in geospatial solutions. Genesys’ recent partnership with the Survey of India, Government of India, further demonstrates its prominence in the industry.